School board to review graduation requirements |

School board to review graduation requirements

Douglas County School District trustees meet today in Zephyr Cove to discuss possible changes to high school graduation requirements.

After an hour-long report from the district’s testing director, Janice Florey, the board will consider the recommendations at about 5:35 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Middle School.

The board had already planned to re-examine its standards based on the results of this year’s Achievement Level Tests, commonly referred to as competency tests. The ALTs are considered tougher than Nevada’s proficiency exams.

Trustees heard from more than a dozen parents upset with the difficulty of the tests at June’s board meeting. Many parents said testing is unfair to 2002-03 juniors, because they were not adequately prepared for the tests during their Douglas County classes.

Trustees will hear about funding measures approved by the state Legislature from Business Services Director Rick Kester, who will also report on the cost of health benefits for the district.

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