2012 Policy on Disasters

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Dear School Owner:

The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS) Board of Commissioners would like to take this opportunity to express its sincere concern and well wishes for a speedy recovery to everyone touched by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The Commission is cognizant of the possible damage NACCAS-accredited schools may have experience as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

NACCAS’ Policy on Disasters  states, "Your institution may qualify for temporary relief from compliance with NACCAS standards and other accreditation requirements if it has been affected by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, wild fires, earthquakes, or other disaster."

You must notify NACCAS immediately should the following occur:

  1. The school or a significant part of its facilities have been destroyed.
  2. You have ceased teaching students for any days not listed in your catalog.
  3. There are circumstances that might affect your ability to comply with accreditation standards or procedures.
  4. If the institution is unable to come into full compliance at its approved location within thirty (30) calendar days, it must provide a written plan and timeline, stating how it plans to resume  operations.

Notify NACCAS via email directly to
Dr. Tony Mirando, Executive Director

The Executive Director will present the plan to the full Commission for review.
These notices are required under Section 5.3 of NACCAS’ Rules of Practice and Procedure (see page 88). The Commission also advises you to notify your case management team at the United States Department of Education without delay. The Department grants relief on a case-by-case basis.