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 (http://bit.ly/19XA1BK ) 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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