The following is from the April 9th San Mateo Daily Journal:
The proposal to temporarily postpone issuing letter grades in the San Mateo Union High School District alarmed some school community members who opposed adopting a credit system for the semester disrupted by COVID-19.
The district Board of Trustees initially scheduled a meeting to discuss the credit proposal Tuesday, April 7, but pushed the session back until Thursday, April 16, to further examine the issue.
Concerned parent Andrew Soss shared fears that students earning good grades would see their semester’s hard work wiped away with a broad stroke from officials adopting the credit system.
The SMUHSD Board will hold a public meeting on this topic via Zoom Thursday evening at 5 PM as detailed here.
I strongly encourage parents who have an opinion on this topic to email the Board of Trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org before the meeting!!
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