COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 233

November 2, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Annual Reports on Status of Three-Year School Improvement Plan Implementation for Schools Rated Accredited with Warning for the 2005-2006, 2006-2007,and 2007-2008 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 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 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 2005-2006, 2006-2007, or 2007-2008 school years are required to submit status reports by the October 1 date.

 

On September 6, 2007, guidelines and formats for developing and submitting three-year school improvement plans and annual reports were approved by the Board of Education and became effective. The directions and suggested format for submitting the annual report on the status of implementation of the three-year school improvement plan can be accessed as a Word document file at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Forms/octstatus_dir04.doc.

 

The annual report on the status of implementation of the three-year school improvement plan with the signed cover sheet may be mailed to Mary Whitley, Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Improvement, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120. The report can be sent electronically to osi.reports@doe.virginia.gov with the signed cover page faxed to Mrs. Whitley at (804) 786-9763.

 

If you have questions, please contact Mary Whitley, accreditation specialist, at (804) 225-3122 or by e-mail to Mary.Whitley@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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