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A new grading system in LaMoille?

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille School Board met Monday night to peel through a list of new business.

Parents presented a proposal to change the grading scale in the school system. The proposal asks the school grade on a scale similar to what colleges use.

LaMoille schools still use a system that instead of 90 to 100 being an A, the student has to score a 93 or better. Some parents are asking for the school to adopt the standard 90-100 equals an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, etc.

The proposal is expected to be on the agenda at the next regular meeting.

In other business, the board considered changes in the school's policy manual.

Graduation dates for both schools were set for May 30 and May 31.

The Allen school’s traditional trip to Six Flags for eighth-graders was approved along with a trip for fifth- through seventh-graders to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The cost of that trip will be covered by the museum.

The board also approved an additional fundraiser, renting out the LaMoille gym, a seventh-grade lock in, a request by Buffalo Days to use school facilities, and a potential bid for Internet service from Frontier.

Although the board budgets very tightly, it remains good in the bond payments and in the black in the general, building and transportation funds.

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