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Shanahan praises Browning on honor roll change



Superintendent Kurt Browning will press to change the Pasco school district's honor roll so that no student can be named to it without earning all As or As and Bs on their report card. He raised the issue after a parent complained that her son made the honor roll despite earning a C and a D.

Browning agreed that it sent a mixed message to students.

The move drew praise from Kathleen Shanahan, an outgoing member of the State Board of Education. During the board's meeting Tuesday in Gainesville, Shanahan said that it "seems so basic."

"I applaud Kurt for his leadership there," she said.

Pasco has been using grade point averages to determine honor roll designations. That means it has been possible to get on the honor roll with a mix of lower grades and higher grades. Browning said his goal is to get rid of the grade point average and to have quarterly honor rolls based on earning all As or As and Bs.

Browning said a student shouldn't get on school honor rolls with a C or a D.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:20am]


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