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PUSD Governing Board approves waiver for NELA graduation requirements

The Prescott School District Governing Board Sept. 1 approved a waiver to the Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy graduation requirements.

The waiver, good for one year, allows students to substitute anatomy and physiology for physics as the final fourth year of science. The waiver also allows any college math class as a new course offering.

Superintendent Kevin Kapp said the waiver provides seniors with the necessary science credits for graduation.

A group of NELA parents submitted an application to the Arizona Department of Education to change NELA from a district high school to a charter school.

Kapp said the school asked for a waiver because, "NELA is in transition. We did not want to change policy until we found out if it will be a charter school next year."

IN OTHER ACTION THE GOVERNING BOARD:

• Approved an intergovernmental agreement with Mountain Institute Joint Technological Education District. The IGA allows PUSD to receive services and money from Mountain Institute for career and technology education classes for high school students.

• Approved an Education Broadcast Services Excess Capacity Agreement between PUSD and CommSpeed Arizona.

PUSD will receive a 10 Mbps data connection between the district office and Prescott High School. CommSpeed can use the EBS licenses that the district is not currently using.

• Appointed PHS senior Taylor Robbins as the student representative on the governing board for the 2009-10 school year.

The board also appointed seniors Hiren Patel and Paige Anderson to serve on the governing board goal committees-Patel to the academic achievement committee and Anderson to the communication committee.

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