Each state in the SAIS region has its own requirements and regulations that pertain to independent schools. We encourage you to be in contact with your state Department of Education for questions of state compliance. SAIS accreditation calls for schools to meet all applicable state and federal laws. We offer the following list of state laws that pertain to independent schools as compiled by the federal DOE. Please note that legislation constantly changes and you are responsible for complying with the most recent laws in your state. The pdf documents below were last compiled in 2009. Recent updates are available on line at the US DOE web site.