Breaking: Grading to Move to Credit/No Credit

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by Sarah Marks and Nate Viotti

The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees voted 3-2 that grading will switch to a credit/no credit system for the spring semester during a Zoom meeting on Wednesday night. The two student representatives—Kylie Wong and Andres Raddavero—also expressed their support for the change, although they do not have voting power. This decision comes after the suspension of in-person learning for the spring semester and mirrors the decision of neighboring Palo Alto Unified School District and many institutions of higher education nationwide.

Over 300 teachers, staff members, students, and parents joined the Zoom call, which lasted over four hours, to listen to the board’s discussion and express their opinions in the open forum. Board members drew from the two surveys sent out to the community, which included over 5,000 comments, in order to gauge thoughts on the different proposed models.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Sarah Marks is a senior. This is her third year as a journalism student. She looks to continue writing news and sports articles as well as expand and write about issues in the school and surrounding communities.

Nate Viotti is a former editor-in-chief of the M-A Chronicle and The Mark. He was a third-year journalism student, a firm believer in the power of storytelling and was committed to amplifying underrepresented student voices. He enjoyed writing stories on a range of pertinent local, national, and international political issues. He also enjoyed designing print layouts for The Mark and playing around with the web design of the online site. Outside of school, Nate enjoyed studying languages, volunteering as a Model UN chair for middle schoolers, and watching far too many legal dramas.

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  1. Does this also mean our grade cannot drop below what our last grade from the progress report was?

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