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Virginia Waives School Accreditation For Second School Year

The closure of schools this past spring because of the pandemic means that Virginia schools will keep their same accreditation until at least 2022.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane waived the process for the 2021-2022 academic year on Tuesday, citing the lack of standardized tests from the spring that would’ve been part of the ratings.

The General Assembly in April gave Lane temporary flexibility to waive some requirements, including school accreditation, that could be impacted by school closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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