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Gilbert district OKs 22-credit requirement

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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:31 pm | Updated: 2:11 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Next year's Gilbert freshmen will only need 22 credits to graduate after the school board officially approved the new policy Tuesday.

Gilbert rescinds 23-credit requirement

Gilbert graduation rules may be revisited

The Gilbert Unified School District governing board had rescinded the controversial 23-credit requirement policy at the previous board meeting.

The new 22-credit policy, which is what the state mandates, was approved with a 4-1 vote. Unlike in past meetings, no parents spoke on the issue and board members had nothing to add.

Board member Helen Hollands, who gave the lone dissenting vote, said she hasn't changed her position and still feels more graduation requirements are in the best interest of students.

Per the 22-credit policy, students will now only need 4.5 electives, instead of the 5.5 electives with the 23-credit policy.

As part of the state mandate, seniors graduating in 2013 must have four years of math and three years of science to graduate.

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