School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board recognizes that the personal, social, 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.

A student will be promoted to the succeeding grade level when s/he has:

 A.completed the course requirements at the presently assigned grade; the opinion of the professional staff, achieved the instructional objectives set for the present grade;

 C.demonstrated sufficient proficiency to permit him/her to move ahead in the educational program of the next grade;

 D.demonstrated the degree of social and emotional maturation necessary for a successful learning experience in the next grade.

A student enrolled in special education shall be promoted or retained based on the opinion of the Case Conference and the student's I.E.P.

No student who has completed a grade successfully shall be retained or allowed to repeat a grade in order to improve his/her ability or lengthen his/her eligibility to participate in extra-curricular athletic programs.

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

 A.require the recommendation of the professional staff for any promotion, placement, or retention;

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

 C.assure that reasonable efforts be made to remediate the student's difficulties before s/he is retained;

 D.assign to the principal the final responsibility for determining the promotion, placement, or retention of each student.

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