SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 84
December 22, 1995
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||1994-96 School Accreditation|
Attached please find Certificates of Accreditation for schools in your division. Please note that the accrediting standards allow for biennial accreditation; therefore, the certificates are valid for school years 1994-96. Although the certificates are valid for a two-year period, you will be required to submit an interim report on your schools' continued compliance with the accrediting standards. A form for reporting the current status is also enclosed. Please make copies for each of the schools in your division. The reports must be returned no later than January 31, 1996. As you know, the status awarded schools is based on criteria which do not address student academic achievement. Both the Board and I intend to work toward developing standards that will be used to accredit schools primarily on student achievement of the Standards of Learning. We welcome your involvement when we begin the next revision of the standards. If you have schools that have been awarded the status of "Accredited with a Warning" and have a corrective action plan on file with the Department, you should provide an update on your progress toward completion of the corrective action plan when you return your interim report. Schools that are Accredited and Advised should work toward removing deficiencies prompting the awarding of that status. Questions concerning these matters should be directed to Charles W. Finley, Division of Policy and Public Affairs, at (804) 225-2747 or via VaPEN to firstname.lastname@example.org. WCBJr/cwf Enclosures: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office Form UG.002.1 9/94 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CERTIFICATION OF ACCREDITATION STATUS INTERIM YEAR REPORT SCHOOL YEAR: 1995-96 The school principal and division superintendent have reviewed the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia adopted by the Board of Education, October 1992, for applicability to the school and certify that the following is a true and accurate report of the school's compliance with those standards. School Division: ________________________________________________________ Division Number: ________________ School: _____________________________________________ School Number: ____________ Grades: _____________ SECTION I - STATEMENT OF CONTINUED COMPLIANCE (Check the appropriate statement) _____ This school continues to be in compliance with all applicable standards as certified for school year 1994-95. _____ This school continues to be in compliance with all applicable standards with the following exceptions: If any standards are not being met, list the standard(s) below or on a separate sheet along with a statement of the corrective action planned. The anticipated date for completion of the corrective action must be included for each. SECTION II - CERTIFICATION We hereby certify that the information provided with this report is an accurate representation of this school's compliance with the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. _______________________________________________ ________________________________ Signature of Principal Date _______________________________________________ _________________________________ Signature of Division Superintendent Date This form must be completed and returned by January 31, 1996 to: Charles W. Finley, Specialist Division of Policy and Public Affairs Virginia Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120