Mpls. public schools may change academic standards for extracurricular activities

6:55 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis school board is considering changing academic standards for students who want to participate in extracurricular activities.

Currently, if students want to participate they must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

But a proposal before the school board Tuesday night wants to change that standard. The board is considering an amendment that will allow students to compete if they show 0.1 point improvement in their GPA, even if they fall below a C average.

The Minnesota State High School League governs most high school activities. Its bylaws state that if a student wants to participate they simply have to be on track to graduate, other than that it's up to each individual school district to come up with a set of academic standards.

The superintendent supports the proposal and recommends the board approve it.

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