Elk Rapids Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5410 - PROMOTION, PLACEMENT, AND RETENTION

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.

5410.1

Promotion Requirements

   
 

It shall be the policy of the Board that each student shall be promoted to the next succeeding grade level when he/she has:

   
 

A.

Completed the course requirements at the presently assigned grade;

     
 

B.

Achieved the instructional objectives set by the professional staff for the present grade;

     
 

C.

Demonstrated sufficient proficiency to permit him/her to move ahead in the educational program of the next grade; and

     
 

D.

Demonstrated the degree of social, emotional, and physical maturation necessary for a successful learning experience in the next grade.

   

5410.2

Guidelines for Promotion

   
 

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

   
 

A.

Require the recommendation of the relevant staff members for 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 efforts are made to remedy the student's difficulties before s/he is retained;

     
 

D.

Assign to the building principal the final responsibility for determining the promotion, placement, or retention of each student; and

 

E.

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.

M.C.L.A. 380.132(4)(d), 380.248(d)

Revised 11/14/94