The Bond County Unit 2 school board has adopted a new grading scale at the high school.
In May of 2017, the board passed a 10-point scale in grades three through eight. The high school change was delayed to allow for more input and study.
Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson said the change should help college-bound students compete and will provide an opportunity to help struggling students who are in the middle of the scale.
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The high school grading scale goes into effect in the 2018-19 school year and is not retroactive.
All academic departments will be allowed to determine the weight of the final exam in calculating the overall final course grade, however it cannot exceed 20 percent of the final grade.