COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 61
July 16, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Clarification of Pre-Accreditation Eligibility Reporting 

 
Based on questions we have received, it appears there is 
confusion about several aspects involving reporting instructional 
staff information on Form UG.002--Certification of Pre-
Accreditation Eligibility (reference ADMINISTRATIVE SUPTS. MEMO. 
NO. 49, June 26, 1999).  The form asks that you report the number 
of instructional personnel in the school and the number of 
teachers who teach outside their endorsement areas.  We hope that 
the following information will clarify any confusion that has 
arisen:

*When reporting instructional personnel, do not include 
instructional aides, principals, guidance counselors or 
librarians.  Include only full-time equivalent teachers.

*Itinerant or part-time teachers should be counted for the 
percentage of the school day they spend in each school.

*When reporting teachers who hold provisional licenses who 
may be teaching outside their areas of endorsement, report 
only those who do not have an endorsement for what they are 
teaching.  For example, a teacher holding a provisional 
license with an endorsement in English but is teaching 
social studies should be reported as unendorsed.

*Special Education teachers who hold conditional licenses 
should not be reported as unendorsed.

We hope this is helpful.  If you have questions, please feel free 
to call the Office of Accreditation, Division of Accountability 
Services, at 804-786-9421.


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