PROMOTION AND RETENTION
The Bossier Parish School Board shall require pupil promotion and retention in the district schools to be based upon an evaluation of each pupil's achievement in terms of appropriate instructional goals. Minimum district-wide standards for promotion and retention of students are established in the Bossier Parish Pupil Progression Plan and shall govern the placement of students. Pupils meeting the minimum standards and other criteria established in this plan shall be eligible for promotion and/or credit. Regulations set by the School Board and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) shall also be met in order to receive credit.
Pupil retention shall be used as one procedure to provide pupils with additional time to master the skills required for success in the next higher grade. These students shall be assigned in accordance with procedures set forth in the Pupil Progression Plan, to one of several available compensatory and/or remedial programs within the regular school or summer program. These programs shall emphasize basic skills instruction for those pupils who have not met applicable promotional standards. Upon completion of such programs, pupils shall be reassessed to ensure that promotional standards have been met.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:24.4
Bossier Parish School Board