UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

1st Reading

March 2, 1993

 

New

 

2nd Reading

March 16, 1993

 

Revised

X

Approved

March 16, 1993

 

Substitute

 

 

 

007.0105†††††††† ELEMENTARY RETENTION OR PROMOTION

 

1.0†††††† Promotion:

 

1.1†††††† Elementary school students who are achieving commensurate with their ability will be promoted to the next grade at the end of each school year. Students who are to be promoted will have developed appropriate competencies in language arts, computation, basic science, social studies (Utah History and U.S. History emphasized), and physical education as well as other disciplines resulting from the Students Education Plan (S.E.P.). Students will have been introduced to and have taken an active part in career awareness and the student exit behaviors of the Uintah School District. The student exit behaviors include:

 

1.1.1††† Self-Esteem as a Learner and Person

1.1.2††† Academics ĖThinking and Understanding

1.1.3††† Self-Directed Learner

1.1.4††† Concern for Others

1.1.5††† Process Skills

††††††††††† 1.1.5.1 Problem-Solving

1.1.5.2 Communication

1.1.5.3 Decision Making

1.1.5.4 Accountability

1.1.5.5 Group Processes

††††††††††† 1.1.6††† Healthy Lifestyles

 

2.0†††††† Retention:

 

2.1†††††† Students who have failed to make satisfactory progress, due to immaturity or other corrective factors, may be retained. The proper procedure in such case shall be for the teacher to present concern over the studentís progress or achievement at the regularly scheduled or a specially called S.E.P. meeting with the parents. If adjustment in the studentís educational plan for remediation does not improve the studentís academic ability to achieve mastery, a special S.E.P. committee shall be organized including the parents, the teacher, and the principal. Other designated school personnel may be included as needed. If retention remains an option, the meeting of this committee shall be held and the decision to retain be made no later than six weeks prior to the close of the school year.

2.1.1††† Retention may be considered for inadequate attendance, unless student has mastered the curriculum.

2.1.2††† Retention is not recommended for special education students or students past the third grade.