COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120



 
 
 
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 163
August 25, 2000

INFORMATIONAL
 
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Revised Accrediting Standards

On July 28 the Board of Education adopted revised Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. It is anticipated that the standards will become effective September 28 following a 30-day review period.

The revised standards, along with two summaries of the changes, can be found on the Departmentís website at www.pen.k12.va.us. If you have problems downloading a copy from the website, please contact the Office of Accreditation at (804) 786-9421, or e-mail Ms. Phyllis Martin at mailto:pmartin@mail.vak12ed.edu, and a Word 97 version will be e-mailed to you. A PowerPoint presentation is also available from the Office of Accreditation.

Questions regarding the standards should be directed to the Office of Accreditation at either the phone number or e-mail address above.

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