COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 93

April 29, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Review of Private Educational Management Companies

 

As part of its ongoing commitment to assist schools and school divisions that have failed to make adequate progress toward student achievement goals, the Board of Education approved a set of criteria against which to evaluate private educational management companies at its April 20, 2005, meeting.

 

As a result of this action, school divisions and/or private educational management companies may submit such programs to the Virginia Department of Education for review. The review will be based on the criteria established by the Board of Education. The end result of the review will be a summary that outlines how the private educational management company meets the criteria established by the board. The review will provide additional information to school divisions that are considering hiring such a company to administer one or more of its schools.

 

Private educational management companies are not required to seek a review by the Department of Education. The review is offered as a service to those school divisions that would like additional assistance in evaluating the effectiveness of the private educational management companies.

 

The process for submitting a review request is attached to this memorandum. Reviews may be submitted to the department on an on-going basis.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Diane Jay, educational specialist, at Diane.Jay@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2905.

 

JLD/rs

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf093a.pdf