COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 191

August 22, 2008

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 memorandum 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 states:

 

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 July 25, 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 October 1 status report may be accessed 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 Dr. Yvonne A. Holloman, Accreditation Specialist, 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 Dr. Holloman at (804) 786-9763.

 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Holloman, at (804) 225-2064 or Yvonne.Holloman@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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