Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/11/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 16.4 Graduation Requirements
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
File Attachment:
Grad Requirements phase-in ppt Modified.pdf
Summary: On March 9, 2010, the Board of Education approved the elimination of Summer School in order to save funds. Due to the elimination of this program, the Board of Education also approved a reduction of high school graduation requirements beginning with the class of 2011 as follows:
1. Reduce math requirements from 3 years (30 credits) to 2 years (20 credits).
2. Reduce the total number of credits needed for graduation from a comprehensive high school from 230 credits to 200 credits.
3. Reduce the total number of credits needed for graduation from an alternative/adult education high school to 180 credits.
On May 21, 2012, the Board of Education gave direction to form a high school work group to make recommendations to the Board regarding graduation requirements. As an outcome of that meeting, and with additional direction from the interim superintendent, the recommendation is to phase in increased graduation requirements for students at the comprehensive high schools, alternative/adult education high school programs. This incremental change begins 2013-2014 with full implementation in 2015-2016. At the end of 2016 students graduating from comprehensive campuses will accrue 220 credits. Students at alternative or adult education programs will accrue 190 credits. For both, the additional credits will be in math or electives.
Funding: N/A
Fiscal Impact N/A
Recommendation: For approval as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bev Heppler - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
John Bernard - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Lynne Dennler Moved, Member Brian Lawrence seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve the new graduation requirements that will be phased in from 2013 and be fully implemented by 2016.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes