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LPS moves to report cards every 6 weeks

Opening of Freedom Elementary delayed to 2015

Lawton Public Schools will start sending out student progress reports every six weeks starting next school year and there will be delays in opening Freedom Elementary School  those were the two big developments at Thursday night's regular meeting of the LPS Board of Education.

The board approved a change in policy for sending out progress reports to parents that will divide each semester of the school year into three six-week periods. At the end of each of the three periods, parents will receive a detailed progress report about their child's grades. Currently, progress reports go out every nine weeks. The official grade for every class is recorded at the end of each semester.

The new system will be in place at the beginning of next school year in the fall.

Jamie Polk, assistant superintendent for educational services at LPS, said the change will give parents the information they need to help their children improve their grades in a more timely manner than the current system.

The board also heard a report from Jason Ridings, an architect with the firm of Boynton-Williams and Associates, which is overseeing the construction of Freedom Elementary School on Fort Sill. Freedom is slated to replace the two existing elementary schools on post, Geronimo Road Elementary and Sheridan Road Elementary.

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