Clark County school district lowers graduation standard

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A southern Indiana school system is lowering its graduation requirements because it says it's at a disadvantage with other schools.

Greater Clark County Schools has been requiring 46 credits for a Core 40 diploma. School board members have voted to cut that to the state requirement of 40 credits.

Assistant Superintendent Travis Haire tells the News and Tribune ( ) that students with 44 credits are considered dropouts even though they've exceeded the state requirement. That affects the school's grade on the state's A-F school ranking system.

Superintendent Andrew Melin says the move won't eliminate necessary courses for a Core 40 diploma but will require fewer electives for students.

An academic honors diploma will still require 47 credits.

Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

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