The School District has not been placed under review or probation. SCCPSS High Schools will continue their current accreditation status of "Accredited" pending progress of a Monitoring Review to be held prior to October 31, 2018.
AdvancED conducted an on-site investigation as a result of complaints received in the spring of 2017. The on-site visit by the AdvancED Review Team occurred November 13-16, 2017, and a Special Review Team Report was received on February 21, 2018.
Based on the findings of the Special Review Team and subsequent review by the AdvancED Georgia State Council, AdvancED concludes that the Savannah-Chatham County School System is in violation of the following AdvancED Accreditation Standards and/or Policies:
AdvancED Performance Standards for Schools (Effective school year 2017-2018)
Standard 1.4: The governing authority establishes and ensures adherence to policies that are designed to support institutional effectiveness.
Standard 1.5: The governing authority adheres to a code of ethics and functions within defined roles and responsibilities.
In accordance with AdvancED Policies, the high schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will continue with their current accreditation status of “Accredited” pending progress made by the date of a Monitoring Review to be held prior to October 31, 2018.
More information regarding AdvancED and the Special Review Team Report can be found online by visiting the district’s website: AdvancED Special Review Team Report.
Accreditation is your assurance of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s (SCCPSS) academic excellence and ensures a standard of quality among credits, courses, and grade level placements between schools and universities around the world. Accreditation also validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities.
The Board of Education and District Administration will diligently work to maintain a course that does not impact accreditation status and will fully cooperate with AdvancED to demonstrate adherence to the standards for quality schools.
IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW (RECAP):
- The investigation included a thorough review of the Standards of Board Governance and effective operations.
- The investigation outcomes include addressing identified improvement priorities and completing a Monitoring Review requirement (must be completed by October 31, 2018).
· The district is not “under review” or on probation.
· District high schools retain their current accreditation status pending the Monitoring Review which must be completed by October 31, 2018.