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Pinellas officially says it will seek district-wide accreditation



Superintendent Mike Grego pitched district-wide accreditation to the School Board last spring, saying it would "put a microscope" on how the district supports schools. Tonight, school board members voted unanimously to seek accreditation from AdvancED.

"This is another really important step in our district's history," Grego said.

The process could take 16 to 18 months. Most of Florida's large, urban school districts already are accredited, including Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Broward and Duval. Grego said Pinellas will be the last of the big districts to pursue accreditation.

All of the high schools in Pinellas are accredited already, as is one middle school.

See our previous story here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:58pm]


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