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SJTA Membership Handbook

Pupil Grades

 

According to ED Code:
In the absence of clerical or mechanical mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency on the part of the teacher, grades given by a teacher to each pupil shall be final and not subject to change by others. A board or superintendent shall not order a grade changed unless the teacher who gave the grade is given the opportunity to state orally or in writing, or both, the reasons the grade was given, and is, to the extent practicable, included in all discussions relating to the changing of the grade, (49066,76224). No grade of a pupil in a physical education class shall be adversely affected due to that fact that the pupil does not wear standardized physical education apparel where circumstances beyond control of the pupil are involved, (49066,76224).

Boards must prescribe regulations requiring the evaluation of each pupilís achievements for each marking period, and requiring a conference with, or written report to parents when the pupil is in danger of failing a course. Unexcused absences equal to a number established by the board are grounds for a failing grade. Parents must be given reasonable opportunity to explain the absences, and there must be a method for identifying in the pupilís record that the failing grade was assigned on the basis of unexcused absences, (49067).