A, B, C, F: No More D's at One NJ School District

Below 70 is an 'F' for Mount Olive Schools

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010  |  Updated 2:59 PM EDT
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A, B, C, F: No More D's at One NJ School District

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One Morris County school district will no longer be issuing 'D's to students. Anything below a 70 is a 'fail' for Mount Olive students.

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At one school district in New Jersey, "D" now stands for for "dropped."

Starting this September, middle and high school students in Mount Olive won't be getting D's anymore -- because the board has dropped that letter from its grade system. Now, any score below 70 percent is an F.

The move passed the the Mount Olive School board in an 8-1 vote Monday.

Superintendent Larrie Reynolds, who proposed the new policy last month, says it will raise the bar for Mount Olive students.

"I'm tired of kids coming to school and not learning and getting credit for it," Reynolds told the Daily Record. "We intend to be the beacon of excellence in Morris County, and to do that, we have to fix it."

Reynolds says that 384 high school students received a D as a final grade at the end of this school year, which counts as a passing grade.

School board member Sheryl Colligan cast the one dissenting vote. She expressed concern that the district might not have the support system in place to implement the policy this September.

The Superintendent's office and the High School did not returned calls for comment from NBCNewYork.

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