Weighted Grades Notice Mistakenly Sent Out
Noticed states that grades in college preparatory courses would begin being weighted 'effective immediately.'
District officials said incorrect information regarding the weighting of college preparatory courses at the high schools was “inadvertently disseminated” to students and parents last week.
Officials sent out a notice to parents Thursday afternoon that the district would begin weighting the grades students receive in college prep courses "effective immediately."
Officials quickly sent out a retraction, saying the earlier notice was “inadvertently sent” and to disregard the message.
Cathy Labate, the district’s director of secondary education, did not respond to a request for comment Monday. Superintendent of Schools Ray Gonzalez could not be reached for comment.
A letter from Lebate and Assistant Superintendent Marysol Berrios further explaining that there would be no change to the current high school grading system this year was sent out Friday afternoon.
“The examination of our grading system has been a discussion between the Board of Education and administration for a number of years as part of the ongoing efforts to ensure that our secondary programs and practices reflect the highest standards,” the letter states.
The letter also states that officials would be “soliciting voluntary participation from district and community stakeholders” to gather information regarding the issue of weighted grades.
“We anticipate that by working together we will be able to incorporate changes that not only maximize our students’ potential, but also provide for a true representation of each one’s success,” the letter stated.