Students will be promoted to the next grade level at the end of each school year based on the student's achievement, age, maturity, emotional stability, and social adjustment.
The retention of a student will be determined based upon the judgment of the licensed employee and the principal. When it becomes evident a student in grades kindergarten through eight may be retained in a grade level for an additional year, the parents will be informed. It is within the sole discretion of the board to retain students in their current grade level.
Students in grades nine through twelve will be informed of the required course work necessary to be promoted each year. When it becomes evident a student in these grades will be unable to meet the minimum credit requirements for the year, the student and parents will be informed. It is within the sole discretion of the board to retain students in their current grade level and to deny promotion to a student.
Parents may request an informal hearing with the grade level principal and the licensed employee(s) to discuss the decision of promotion, retention or acceleration. Only after an informal hearing with the grade level principal and the licensed employee may the parents request an informal hearing with the superintendent.
Students in grades kindergarten through twelve with exceptional talents may, with the permission of the principal and parents, take classes beyond their current grade level. Enrichment opportunities outside the school district may be allowed when they do not conflict with the school district's graduation requirements.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 256.11; 279.8; 280.3. 281 I.A.C. 12.5(16).
501 Student Attendance
505 Student Scholastic Achievement
Approved 11-17-03 Reviewed 05-09-18 2-21-19 Revised