Next year, finals to be mandatory at all Wichita, Kan., high schools

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Starting next school year, final exams will be mandatory for all Wichita high school students.

District officials say they plan to roll out new guidelines that will do away with exemptions that allow students at some schools to bypass final exams if they have a certain grade or attendance record.

“We want our kids to be college and career ready, and most of the kids that are going off to college will experience final exams not as an option but as an expectation,” said Bill Faflick, assistant superintendent for secondary schools.

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