Retention of a student in a specific grade is a serious matter. Thorough individual consideration must be given to every student recommended for retention by a teacher. A detailed district policy has been adopted by the Audubon Board of Education concerning retention. The following components are included in the policy for retention: 

A. Teacher Recommendation 

B. Child Study Team recommendations, when appropriate. Any child who has been previously retained will automatically be scheduled for a Child Study Team evaluation if one previously had not been done.
C. Academic Progress - Based on curriculum objectives.
D. Chronological Age/Emotional Age 

F. Test Information 

F. Report Card Information 

G. Attendance 

H. Parents will be notified of a possible retention no later than January 30. If improvement is not shown by April 30, a conference with the classroom teacher, parents, and principal will be scheduled to discuss the appropriate course of action. A final retention notice will be sent to parents before the end of the school year. 

The principal is responsible for the final decision made on retaining a student. Parents have a right to appeal this decision to the Superintendent and the School Board.