Columbus school board approves policy for changing grades

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Columbus school board unanimously adopted a policy today to officially bar school principals from making after-the-fact changes to grades on their own.

Once the grading period ends, school administrators who want to change a student’s grade will have to fill out forms to justify the change, get permission from a central-office official and then have a district data worker make the change.

It’s a significant step toward making sure that grades issued to Columbus City Schools students aren’t being arbitrarily (and surreptitiously) changed.

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