ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish School Board is expected to determine next week whether to retain the district's current no-retention policy for young students.
The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/PoaXsb ) the board is scheduled to vote Monday on a motion to abolish its policy of not holding back pupils in grades kindergarten through third.
The policy was instituted in the 2006-07 school year by former Superintendent Gary L. Jones based on a "critical goal" set by the state. He said it was intended to reduce student dropout rates by getting students to grade level on time.
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