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Anne Arundel County Board of Education voting on policy to eliminate class rank

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 16:42:05-04

ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. — The Anne Arundel County School Board is expected to vote on a new class ranking system which would impact the way school valedictorians and salutatorians are chosen.

Currently, honors are based on a students grade point average, but if the change is approved, students will also be judged on their character, leadership, scholarship and service, ultimately abolishing the valedictorian system.

Josie Urrea, Vice President and Student Member of the school board requested the elimination of the class rank system back in April.

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The changes would take effect for students entering the ninth grade in the 2021 school year.

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The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County postponed their scheduled vote at the beginning of June. They are expected to go into an open meeting at 7 p.m. tonight.