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Waynesboro School Board Votes for 10-Point Grading Scale

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WAYNESBORO, Va (WVIR) -

After some debate, the Waynesboro School Board voted in favor of switching from the current six-point grading system to a 10-point system, meaning it only takes a 90, rather than 94, to get an A.

Those in favor argued that it levels the playing field.

"Our job is to help the students in our school division compete fairly with the other students that are in this locality, and I think by changing the grading scale that's exactly what we're doing,” said school board member Linda Jones.

Those opposed say it’s lowering the bar.

"If we as a division are not awarding fewer A’s and B’s, we are not having lower cumulative grade point averages. If we change our scale then what we're doing is dumbing it down,” said Melinda Ferguson, another school board member.

The Tuesday night vote passed 3-2.

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