Safe & Supportive Schools Conference (Registration Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019) (Virginia Department of Education)


The theme for the conference is "A Collaborative Approach to Positive School Climate," and will provide participants information and resources to improve student safety. Participants are encouraged to register in division teams.

All participants must check in at the VDOE registration desk on both days - March 19 AND March 20

There is no registration fee for this event.  Breakfasts and lunches are provided free of charge.  Professional learning materials will be available electronically.  

(Since this is a two-day training, those who register will automatically be registered for both days.)

Overnight Accommodations: The block is open for reservations. Deadline to book overnight accommodations is Friday, February 22, 2019 (at midnight) or until the block is fully booked. 

VDOE blocked rooms for the nights of March 18 and 19 are available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity has been reached. Once the block is full, additional rooms may not be available. All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage. The applicable state rate of $130.80/night inclusive is offered for single/double overnight room accommodations.

You must guarantee your reservation with your personal/school credit card.

To reserve your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel reservations directly.

Call 1-800-222-8733; group name "Safe Schools 2019" or group code "SAS".
For online reservations please visit the  On the left of the page enter the dates of your event 03/18/19 to 03/21/19 and select "Add special rate code".  Select "Group Code", where you will enter your "ID code" of SAS.  The group rate for this event is $115 per night. (Taxes and fees will be added to your checkout invoice.)

If you find you cannot attend the event, you must cancel the lodging reservations no later than 48 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charge one day's room and tax fee.  Rooms that are not cancelled according to the hotel's policy ("no shows") will be billed to your personal/school credit card.

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. Check-out time: 11:00 Noon (Please plan to check out of the hotel before noon.)

Note: Photographs and/or videos may be taken at this event to be used in a photo gallery, as determined by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for website use or in a display via social media sources. 

As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible at 

Buffet vegetarian breakfast and lunch menu options will be available.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. - Check In & Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. - Check In & Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning


3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 4:00 PM


DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road
Adams Ballroom
Williamsburg, VA 23185 
(757) 220-2500 (Front Desk)


Pat Woolard Pulliam


Collaboration Professional Development Professional Resources Safety