COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 124
September 7, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Annual Reports on Status of Three-Year School Improvement Plan Implementation for Schools Rated Accredited with Warning for the 2000-01 School Year

The purpose of this memo is to provide further clarification of the school improvement plan implementation reporting requirements for schools rated Accredited with Warning during the 2000-01 school year. Section 8 VAC 20-131-310.H of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia state,

"The school improvement plan and related annual reports submitted to the Board shall provide documentation of the continuous efforts of the school to achieve the requirements to become Fully Accredited. The Board shall adopt and approve all policies and formats for the submission of annual reports under this section. The reports shall be due no later than October 1 of the school year." Please note that schools rated Accredited with Warning during the 2000-01 school year are required to submit the annual report regardless of their accreditation status during the 2001-02 school year.

On February 15, 2001, the Board of Education approved guidelines and formats for developing and submitting three-year school improvement plans and annual reports. The directions and suggested format for submitting the annual report on the status of implementation of the three-year school improvement plan are provided in Attachment A of this memo.

The annual report on the status of implementation of the three-year school improvement plan may be sent to the Division of Accountability by mail or through electronic transmission to accredit@mail.vak12ed.edu.

If you have questions, please contact Cheri Magill (cmagill@mail.vak12ed.edu) director of accreditation, at 804-225-2708; or Ed Holstrom (eholstro@mail.vak12ed.edu), accreditation specialist, at 804-225-3122.
 
 

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