Wednesday, January 28, 2009

PSSA policy change needs more time

The Board agreed last night to table a vote on the policy change that would mandate PSSA proficiency as a graduation requirement. It isn't a question of IF the policy will be enacted but rather a question of WHEN, and the Board's move gave Administration more time to prepare for a successful implementation.

I commend my fellow board members on a good decision last night. This is a dramatic, important change that must be implemented thoughtfully for the sake of the students.

Note to parents - whether they are a graduation requirement or not, the PSSA's are the stick by which our district's progress is measured. Please impress upon your children the importance of these assessments, and encourage them to take the tests seriously.

1 comment:

swelle said...

Thank you to the board for this wise decision, and thank you William for looking out for our students.