Policy 611.04

Student Promotion/Retention

Students will be promoted to the next grade level at the end of each school year based on the student’s achievement, age, maturity, work habits, school behavior and organizational skills.

Students will normally progress annually from grade to grade. Exceptions may be made when, in the judgment of the teachers and the principal, such exceptions are in the best educational interest of the students involved. Exceptions will always be made after prior notification and explanation to the student’s parents, but the final decision will rest with the school principal.

Students who cannot demonstrate proficiency at their grade levels will be considered for retention. Teachers must notify the principal of these students, make a recommendation to the principal concerning their promotion or retention, and hold a conference with parents. The principal may require remediation as a condition of promotion to the next grade level. Such remediation may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, a mandatory summer program focused on the area(s) of deficiency or other such alternatives conducted by the district outside of the regular school day.

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Approved: May 14, 2001
Revised: August 14, 2006