During their April 1 meeting, the Knox Community School Board heard from High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff concerning diploma credits needed for a general diploma.
Dr. Ratliff suggested lowering the credits for a general diploma from 46 to 42. The same English and Language Arts credits and Math credits would be needed, but dropping the number of credits would allow more opportunities in the vocational classes or other electives. Plus, the students would be able to graduate on time.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the school board acted on Ratliff’s recommendation last week.
“The board voted to approve the recommendation of Dr. Ratliff to make the general diploma requirement for graduation 42 credits,” Gappa explained. “The Academic Honors diploma, the Technical Honors diploma, and the Core 40 diploma will remain at 46 credits to graduate from Knox High School.”