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School board examines retention policy


The Havre school board has approved a preliminary plan to revise the guidelines that determine which children are allowed to go to the next grade.

After nearly five months of research and discussion, members of a team chosen to revise the current retention policy presented their recommendations to the school board Tuesday night.

Retention is the district's term for holding a student back a grade.

Team leader Karla Wohlwend told the board before the vote that the team's initial research "found that our policy was lacking and that we needed to address some issues with specific points."


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