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Accreditation Status

5 days ago

March 19, 2015
Subject: Assignment of Accreditation Status to the Leverett’s Chapel Independent School District
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the 2014-2015 accreditation status of the Leverett’s Chapel Independent School District is Accredited-Warned. Under state law, the accreditation statuses that may be assigned to districts include Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked. A status of Accredited-Warned means that a district exhibits deficiencies in performance that, if not addressed will lead to probation or revocation of the district’s accreditation status.
The Leverett’s Chapel Independent School District has been assigned an Accredited-Warned status due to the ratings assigned to the district in the state’s Academic Accountability Rating System. Specifically, the Leverett’s Chapel Independent School District was assigned a 2014 accountability rating of Improvement Required.
The district is taking the following steps to address the areas of identified deficiency. Our high school campus plans to become a Charter School Campus with a large metropolitan campus in a different school district. Our students will be offered choices of acceleration, technical careers and areas of fine arts. These programs will allow our students to experience education at an advanced level that has not been available in the past. The MOU between the districts will allow us to keep our ADA and accountability. The specifics will be worked out between the two districts. Support for this endeavor has been endorsed by both districts. Under law, if the current accreditation concerns for the district are not addressed, the district may be assigned an accreditation status of Accredited-Probation or Not Accredited-Revoked. A Not Accredited-Revoked status means that TEA no longer recognizes the district as a Texas public school. Districts with an accreditation status below Accredited also may be subject to additional accreditation sanctions as referenced in statute and rule.
For more information regarding the assignment of accreditation statuses to school districts, you may access the TEA website athttp://www.tea.texas.gov/accredstatus/. This website will provide you with background information as well as links to the Texas Education Code and current commissioner’s rules related to accreditation.
If you have additional questions regarding the assignment of an Accredited-Warned status to the Leverett’s Chapel Independent School District or if you would like additional information about the district’s ongoing improvement efforts, please contact Donna Johnson at djohnson@leverettschapelisd.net. Sincerely, Donna JohnsonSuperintendentLeverett’s Chapel ISD

By NICHOLAS LAPLANTE

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