Grading Policy Changes Will Get Closer Look at October Meeting
A committee will talk about adjustments to the high school and middle school grading scale and other proposed changes to grading policies.
Proposed changes to grading policies at Oak Creek's high school and middle schools will be discussed in depth at a meeting Oct. 22.
A proposal that includes adjustments to the grading scales at Oak Creek High School and the district's two middle schools, as well as a policy that teachers would not deduct points for work turned in late, has come under criticism over the past few weeks.
Those were two of several changes proposed by a committee that spent more than a year researching and discussing grading practices.
School board members earlier this month postponed a vote so that the proposal could get a closer look.
Superintendent Sara Burmeister said the board wanted to devote a whole meeting to this issue, rather than add it to the agenda of another meeting, and Oct. 22 was the next date with no conflicts with parent-teacher conferences and when all board members would be available.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at West Middle School. The committee is expected to give a presentation on the changes and take comments from the public.
In the meantime, Burmeister said in a letter to parents of middle and high school students that the grading scales this year will remain the same as past years.
Present grading scale at East and West middle schools:
Present grading scale at Oak Creek High School:
Proposed grading scale for the high school and middle schools: