SUPTS. MEMO NO. 114
August 17, 2001
|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Academic Reviews for Schools Rated "Accredited with Warning (in specific academic area or areas)"|
The Regulations for Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (SOA), effective September 28, 2000, set forth action requirements for schools that are rated accredited with warning. Section 8 VAC 20-131-310 of the standards states, in part:
On July 26, 2001, the Board adopted guidelines for the academic review process to be used in schools rated Accredited with Warning for a second consecutive year. The guidelines for the Phase 2 Academic Review process are provided for you in Attachment A of this memo.
It is the departmentís intent to begin conducting academic reviews in the fall of this school year. We anticipate completing this yearís reviews by the end of February, 2002.
Questions concerning the academic review process should be addressed to Dr. Cheri C. Magill, director of accreditation, (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) at 804-225-2708 or to Mr. Ed Holstrom, accreditation specialist, (mailto:email@example.com) at 804-225-3122.