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558 Retention and Promotion


The District recognizes that not all students grow and develop at the same rate and that some students may need more time at a particular level.  Whenever a student at any grade level from kindergarten through fifth grade is not achieving up to expectation, the professional staff and parent/guardian shall consider retention.

Generally, retention is more appropriate at lower grade levels; however, retention in any grade through grade five (5) is acceptable if done in the best interest of the student.  In all cases, parent/guardian(s) and staff should work together in reaching a decision.

In rare instances, it may be in a student’s best interest to promote or “skip” the student over a grade.  This should only be done after extensive evaluation and consultation with all concerned.

Retention and promotion shall be carried out according to rules and regulations set forth in this policy.