COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 71

March 24, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

SOA Comment Period Extended to April 30, 2006

 

The Board of Education is extending until April 30, 2006, the comment period for proposed revisions to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq.),also known as the Standards of Accreditation. The links below include the draft regulations and a summary of the proposed revisions.

 

The proposed revisions to the Standards of Accreditation (draft regulations) may be viewed at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Accountability/proposed-SOA-regs.pdf

 

A summary of the proposed revisions accepted by the Board of Education on March 22, 2006, may be viewed at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Accountability/proposed-SOA-summary.pdf

 

The draft regulations include revisions made as a result of earlier public comments and accepted by the Board on March 22, 2006.

 

Please see Superintendent's Memo No. 66 (March 17, 2006) for the "Statement of Administrative Impact and Project Costs of Implementation" for the proposed revisions to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. The Superintendents Memo may be viewed at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf066.html

 

Please submit your comments to Anne D. Wescott, assistant superintendent for the division of policy and communications, Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; phone: 804/ 225-2403; Fax: 804/ 786-5389; E-mail: Policy@doe.virginia.gov

 

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