WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - During Ontario's school board meeting Tuesday night, question's were raised about the school's class ranking system with transfer students. }}" />

   
 
 
Ontario Parents Concerned Over Districts Class Ranking Bylaw

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 1/14/2014

Tuesday night, Ontario held their organizational school board meeting in the middle school library.

Newly elected board members were recognized and given an oath of office, with Marianne Gasiecki becoming the lone first time member. Board President Mary Bennett was onace again unanimously voted to serve as president, while Shelley Fisher was voted vice president of the board.

During the board's regularly scheduled meeting, member's had the opportunity to hear from a student's father who had legitimate concerns about the school's class ranking bylaw's when it comes to transfer students.

The district's policy states that "Students entering the high school from non-chartered or home-based schooling shall have no established grade point average (GPA) or class rank for purposes of graduation honors, until such time as they have completed three (3) semesters."

The bylaw does not specifically mention public school transfers and an Ontario student recently transferred to the school for their senior year and was immediately placed at the top of the class rankings, despite having only been in the district since September, 2013.

Therefore students who have spent their entire academic careers in the Ontario school district, which does not offer as many AP classes as the transfer student, were all bumped a spot in the rankings.

The board said they would do more research on the district's bylaw regarding the issue.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 You have another opportunity to clean-out your medicine cabinet of all those old, unused medications that could fall into the wrong hands. Full Story
Image1 School Specialty; the school furniture, equipment, and supply distributor in Mansfield, Thursday unveiled the results of a $7-million capital improvement project. Full Story
 
Image1 The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating several suspected cases of measles in the Knox County area. Full Story
Image1 The 300-plus employees, technically co-owners, of Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion had a special visitor Wednesday. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

U.S. Senator Visits Employee-Owned Company In Galion

Students Compete In 5th Cardboard Boat Regatta

Position Cuts Coming To Mansfield City Schools

HomeCare Matters Hosts Celebrity Waiter Auction

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

More News