COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 107
June 20, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Accreditation Matters

 
  Enclosed please find accreditation certificates for the
  individual schools in your division.  These certificates are
  valid for the 1996-98 accrediting cycle that will end June
  30, 1998.  Procedures for accrediting schools for subsequent
  cycles will be determined at a later date.

  As you know, the Board of Education tentatively approved
  amendments to the proposed Regulations Establishing
  Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia at its
  meeting on June 11.  I am also enclosing a copy of the
  amended proposal and a summary of substantive changes to the
  document published in the March 17 edition of the Virginia
  Register.  The Board will be holding additional public
  hearings in July.  The times, dates, and locations of the
  hearings have not been finalized.  Notification will be made
  as soon as possible.

  If you have questions or need further information, please
  contact Charles W. Finley, Principal Policy Specialist, in
  the Division of Policy and Public Affairs, at (804) 225-2747
  or by e-mail to cfinley@pen.k12.va.us.


  RTLP/CWF/kbs

  Enclosures:  A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.