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:
- Teacher Recommendation
- 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.
- Academic Progress - Based on curriculum objectives.
- Chronological Age/Emotional Age
- Test Information
- Report Card Information
- 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.