NJ school district eliminates D-grades

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, N.J. - July 27, 2010

The Mount Olive school board voted Monday to eliminate the "D" grade for middle and high school students.

Superintendent Larrie Reynolds proposed the policy, saying he was tired of kids getting credit for not learning.

The new policy, which is expected to take effect in September, would raise the failure score to anything under a 70 instead of 65.

Reynolds says 384 high school students received a "D" as a final grade at the end of this school year.

Board member Sheryl Colligan cast the only dissenting vote. She said she's not confident the support system is in place to implement the policy this September.

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