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School board eyes alternative credits, swimming pool

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District board will be discussing alternative credits toward graduation when it meets tonight, Tuesday, March 11.

While the board will discuss the proposed policy, it wouldn’t take any action until the April meeting.

The draft revision is an informational item to highlight revisions currently being considered to te existing policy that better reflect how students gain access to and approval to obtain alternative credit; the options available to obtain alternative credit; when alternative credit does and does not count toward graduation and grade-point average; and how alternative credit is recorded within student transcripts.

In a memo to the school board, Superintendent Louann Carlomagno says that while Superintendent Louann Carlomagnois a comprehensive high school offering the range of core and elective courses and programs that meet the “A-to-G” demands of the UC system, there is still a need for students to have access to courses beyond high school offerings.

The memo says there are a number of reasons for wanting students to have options to obtain alternative credit which include:

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