Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/22/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies
Type: Action
Subject: 3. Action on a Request to Revise Administrative Policy 7.37, Graduation Requirements
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.37 - Graduation Requirements
Attachments: Proposed Update to Administrative Policy 7.37
File Attachment:
Proposed Update to Administrative_Policy 7.37.pdf
Without Mark Ups - Proposed Administrative Policy 7.37.pdf
Background: As part of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the minimum passing score on the civics test for high school graduation set forth by Wisconsin Statute Section 118.33(1m)(a)1 was increased from 60 to 65 out of 100. Current students who have not obtained a score of at least 65 are ineligible to receive a high school diploma. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has indicated that students who previously scored between 60 and 64 but had not yet received a diploma would be required to retake the civics test to obtain this new statutory minimum. MPS had one student that fell into that category. This student has since successfully retaken and passed the test.

The Administrative Policy 7.37 has been updated to reflect this change in the law.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee recommends that the Board approve the revisions to Administrative Policy 7.37, Graduation Requirements, as indicated in the attachment to this item.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Director