Also on Monday evening at their regular meeting, the Board discussed graduation plan changes brought about by House Bill 3. The Board passed a resolution that adopts the new graduation requirements from House Bill 3 for 2009-10 seniors on the Recommended High School plan only. Seniors on the Recommended High School plan will no longer be required to take a .5 credit in Health, a 1.0 credit in technology applications, and a .5 credit of P.E. to graduate. Seniors in RISD are scheduled to complete their registration on Friday, Aug. 7 or Monday, Aug. 10. Seniors may meet with their counselors during registration to discuss elective options and other additional rules of the new plan.
Seniors on the minimum or DAP (Distinguished Achievement Plan) are still required to take Health, technology applications and the additional .5 credit of P.E. to graduate.
At this time, students in grades 7-11 are still required to take .5 credit of Health, 1.0 credit of technology applications and 1.5 credits of P.E. The Board will continue to study the issue of graduation requirements.