Denton ISD officials will explain changes to its truancy practices in a workshop discussion at a school board meeting tonight. The passage of House Bill 2398 last legislative session is the reason for the change. Beginning Sept. 1, truancy is no longer considered a Class C misdemeanor that results in jail time.
The Denton school district has made a controversial (or, as the school board called it: courageous and brave) move regarding grading policies to take effect next year. The new policy throws deadlines out the window by allowing students to turn in late work at any time and retake tests over and over. It also does away with the six-week grading periods, replacing them with nine-week periods.