For months, the Board of Trustees and District administrators collected public comment on the proposals, which included conducting surveys, holding four public meetings at both middle schools and Westlake High School, listening to open forum comments at three board meetings and reviewing dozens of emails.
At the December 13, 2016 meeting, the Board voted down the proposed changes to all but one component and instead charged the District to convene a new committee to allow further discussion and consideration. In January, the Board will begin to establish parameters and guidelines for continued study.
The component related to Latin honors for graduation distinctions passed 6-1. This addition to the academic achievement policy expands honors based on achieving a certain weighted numerical grade average threshold. Criteria for honors will be published in the high school course catalog and will go into effect for the Class of 2018.