The Germantown Board of Education met this morning and amended our Exam Exemption Policy 4.600. The School Board removed the highlighted portion of Lines 29-32 in the policy (see below).
A student having a 93 or higher average for two terms in a specific course will be exempted from the semester exam if the student desires. When a student is exempted from the examination, the semester average will be the average of the two-term grades. ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCE OR MORE THAN FIVE EXCUSED ABSENCES PER SEMESTER IN THE COURSE WILL DISQUALIFY THE STUDENT FROM ALL EXEMPTIONS. EXEMPTIONS APPLY ONLY TO TEACHER-MADE SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS. (religious holidays and excused post-secondary travel days will not count against the exemption status of the student). Twelfth-grade students are eligible for exam exemption during both semesters. All other students in high school courses who meet the above requirements may be exempted for only the second-semester exam.