COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 113

August 23, 2002

 

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 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 School Years

 

 

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 2000-2001 and 2001-02 school years. 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 (of Education) 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.

 

Accordingly, schools rated Accredited with Warning during the 2001-2002 school year are required to submit status reports by the October 1 date. 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 and can be accessed as a Word document read-only file under the Forms tab on the departments Web page at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Forms/.

 

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

 

If you have questions, please contact Jan Callis (jcallis@mail.vak12ed.edu), accreditation specialist at 804-692-0250 or Ed Holstrom (eholstro@mail.vak12ed.edu), accreditation specialist, at 804-225-3122.

 

 

JLD/CCM/CWF

 

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