05-22-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #19


Title
Change to Graduation Requirements ~ 4th Science/4th Social Studies Credits Beginning with Graduating Class of 2013

Discussion
Beginning with the graduating class of 2011, Brevard Public Schools required that students complete four (4) science AND four (4) social studies credits to fulfill graduation requirements.  The graduating class of 2011, with board approval, graduated with four (4) science OR four (4) social studies credits.  The graduating class of 2012, with board approval, will graduate with four (4) science OR four (4) social studies credits.  The proposed change would require students graduating in 2013 and beyond to complete four (4) science credits OR four (4) social studies credits to fulfill Brevard Public Schools' graduation requirements.

Recommendation
Approve change to Brevard Public Schools' graduation requirements from four (4) science AND social studies credits to four (4) science OR four (4) social studies credits beginning with the graduating class of 2013.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/8/2012
Consent after Information5/22/2012

Authority for Action
General powers and duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Walter L. Christy, Director, Secondary Programs, ext. 310

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Ext. 300