2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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VDOE - Triennial Accrediation - COVID-19 Impact (language only)

Item 135 #2c

Item 135 #2c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 128, after line 20, insert:

"I. For purposes of determining the date of triennial review for schools that were previously "Accredited" for three consecutive years and for counting consecutive years towards earning triennial accreditation review pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:3 of the Code of Virginia, the years for which schools received an "Accreditation Waived" status due to the COVID-19 pandemic shall not be included in the three year count. Any student outcome data collected that would have informed accreditation for the two years in which accreditation was waived shall continue to be publicly reported by the Virginia Department of Education."


(This amendment clarifies that the "Accreditation Waived" status provided to schools in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years do not apply toward the three years of "Accredited" status required for a school to become eligible for triennial accreditation.)