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Friday, March 12, 2010

LC Policy Rescinded for SY 2010-2011

I have just received word from staff that the LC Policy is in the process of being rescinded for the 2010-2011 school year. Please stay tuned for more information.

The Case Against LC Policy:

The LC Policy violates MCPS's Grading and Reporting Guidelines and a Student's Rights and Responsibilities. It is clearly stated that grades will not reflect attendance, that grades will never be used as a disciplinary measure, and that a student's grades should be solely based on the achievement of course outcomes. The LC Policy fails students for constant absences and uses grades as a disciplinary measure. It uses attendance as justification for failing students (not a failure of meeting course objectives) and is thus not reflective of a student's achievement of course outcomes. It further turns students off to the school: if a student LC's more often than not, the incentive to continue going to class is lost. Finally, it promotes a "credit card" mentality that states that a student is allowed to have 4 absences prior to any consequence.

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