The City School District of Albany is planning five opportunities during May for families to learn more and ask questions about proposed recommendations for grading and attendance policies and practices at the secondary level.
Two of these meetings will be held virtually and three will be in-person, with a variety of scheduled times to provide flexibility for families:
- Monday, May 15 – virtual, 6-7 p.m. (View the presentation)
- Thursday, May 18 – virtual, noon-1 p.m. (View the presentation)
- Monday, May 22 – William S. Hackett Middle School, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (View the presentation)
- Tuesday, May 23 -- Edmund J. O'Neal School of Excellence, 6-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 31 – Albany High School, 5:15-6:15 p.m. (View the presentation)
You also may use our online Feedback form to share your comments about the updates that have been proposed. Students in grades 6-12 also will have opportunities to discuss the recommendations and provide their input during social studies class periods.
The district formed a Grading and Attendance Task Force last winter to review these areas for high school and middle school students. Task force members presented their initial recommendations at the Board of Education meeting May 4.
- Download the May 4 board presentation (note that the slide including the dates, times and locations of the community meetings has been updated with the new information above)
- Watch the May 4 board discussion
You also can read more about these topics in the May 6 Times Union.