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Policy: IKE
Promotion, Retention, and Grade-Level Decisions


The decision to promote, retain, or accelerate placement of students shall in all instances consider the individual academic needs of each student.

The Principal, with input from general, guidance, and/or special education staff, will make the final decision on appropriate grade placement. When children new to the district or children entering from home education programs register for school, grade placement shall be determined by the Principal following a review of the student’s records and, if appropriate, the results of placement screening.

Incoming transfer students in grades 2-8, inclusive, will be initially placed in accordance with the data forwarded by the sending District. Such placement is tentative and subject to reassignment by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

The importance of parent involvement and support in decisions of grade placement is recognized. In matters where disagreement exists, however, the authority to decide grade placement will remain with the school.

Parents/guardians who disagree with the decision of the Principal may appeal the decision to the Superintendent or his/her designee.


See also Policy JEF, Entrance Age.


ADOPTED: 8 June 1989
REVIEWED: 24 August 2000
REVISED: 22 August 2002
REVISED: 26 April 2007