by Sarah Marks and Nate Viotti
The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees voted 3-2 that grading will switch to a credit/no credit system for the spring semester during a Zoom meeting on Wednesday night. The two student representatives—Kylie Wong and Andres Raddavero—also expressed their support for the change, although they do not have voting power. This decision comes after the suspension of in-person learning for the spring semester and mirrors the decision of neighboring Palo Alto Unified School District and many institutions of higher education nationwide.
Over 300 teachers, staff members, students, and parents joined the Zoom call, which lasted over four hours, to listen to the board’s discussion and express their opinions in the open forum. Board members drew from the two surveys sent out to the community, which included over 5,000 comments, in order to gauge thoughts on the different proposed models.
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