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GPA policy change back on Decatur School Board agenda

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Decatur School Board Monday is expected to make a decision on applying a new grade point average policy to incoming sophomores as well as freshman.

Changes in the way GPA is calculated were approved in the spring, with the understanding that the changes would begin with this year’s incoming freshman.

However, at last month’s meeting, the board discussed the possibility of applying the changes to sophomores as well. They delayed action on the item in order to get the information out to, and feedback from, parents of sophomore students.

In other business, the board will hear a report on the preliminary school accountability ratings recently released by the Texas Education Agency.

One campus, McCarroll Middle School’s 6th grade campus, was the only school in the district to receive an “improvement required” rating. The district is considering appealing that rating. All other schools in the district, and the district as a whole, received the “met standard” rating.

The public portion of the school board meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the DISD Administration Building, 307 S. Cates.

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