Pasco superintendent plans to change honor roll rules
"Back in the day," Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning said, "we had quarterly honor roll. It was either all A's or A/B. Somehow, we have gravitated to GPA."
And that's a poor way to recognize students, Browning contended, because it doesn't shine enough light on any academic shortcomings a student might run up against in a given grading period. As Pasco Middle School mom Beth Tillack noted in a critical e-mail to Browning, a child can make a C or D and still get awarded.
That sends the wrong message, Browning agreed. So he's decided to change the way in which district schools select students for honor roll. He intends to make recommendations for the spring. Bottom line, he said, "If you made a C, you're not on the honor roll."