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Blackduck School Board meets, discusses weighted grades

The Blackduck School Board met on Monday night, discussing the weighted grade system and other items. Some parents have voiced concerns about the system, in particular how students who are taking Advanced Placement, or AP, classes can actually ha...

The Blackduck School Board met on Monday night, discussing the weighted grade system and other items.

Some parents have voiced concerns about the system, in particular how students who are taking Advanced Placement, or AP, classes can actually have a lower grade point average than students not taking the AP courses.

Superintendent Mark Lundin on Thursday said that district officials are aware of the concerns and are in discussion about modifying the system, including even possibly phasing out weighted grades.

Other items on the agenda:

  • The board moved to accept the resignation of Morgan Gibbs as junior high girls basketball and softball coach for the 2016/2017 season. With that, the board also moved to hire Ryan Stomberg as junior high girls basketball coach.

  • Jeff Volk has resigned as head football coach, effective at the end of the season this year.

  • A roller skating program has been introduced for students in kindergarten through sixth grade physical education classes. Residents can email Cody Gross ( cgross@blackduck.k12.mn.us ) for a copy of the schedule.

  • The softball team is sponsoring a donkey ball tournament on Sunday, Dec. 4.

  • A Truth in Taxation meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.

  • An Impact Aid/JOM/Title VII meeting will precede the school board meeting at 6:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.

The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.

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