Cedar Springs Public School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education recognizes that the personal, social, physical, and educational growth of children will vary and that they should be placed in the educational setting most appropriate to their needs at the various stages of their growth.

It shall be the policy of the Board that each student be moved forward in a continuous pattern of achievement and growth that is in harmony with his/her own development.

Such pattern should coincide with the system of grade levels established by this Board and the instructional objectives established for each.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for promotion, placement, and retention of students which:



ensure students who are falling seriously behind their peers or who may not be promoted receive the special assistance they may need to achieve the academic outcomes of the District's core curriculum;



require the recommendation of the relevant staff members for promotion, placement, or retention;



require that parents are informed in advance of the possibility of retention of a student at a grade level;



assure that efforts are made to remediate the student's difficulties before s/he is retained.