Tahoe Truckee school board to review transfer credit policy
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The school district will review its policy regarding transfer credits after the principal of a local private school last week challenged how it is enforced.
At last weekand#8217;s Tahoe Truckee Unified School District board meeting, Custom Learning Academy principal Lisa Crosby voiced concern over credits not transferring for students making the move from her Truckee-based accredited private school to Truckee High School.
Crosby, whose school gained full accreditation this year after previously being solely accredited in math since 2006, said she had been notified by district staff earlier this year of the policy, which says only one course per student would earn them credit at Truckee High School, and any credits past that mark in a given year wouldnand#8217;t count; in addition the public school district would need to test students for proficiency in those courses.
The policy was adopted in March 2006 and revised in June 2008.
Since CLA opened in 2006, Crosby said, all courses have transferred to TTUSD without a problem. She said it surprised her when she found out this year the district said it would enforce the one-course policy after she said it previously accepting multiple courses per year.
Schools Superintendent Steve Jennings said heand#8217;s not sure how strictly the policy was enforced last year, and said he was inclined to believe it hadnand#8217;t been previously enforced with CLA.
Jennings said, to his knowledge, the policy has been equitably applied fairly this year to all private schools.
and#8220;Iand#8217;m certainly not aware that itand#8217;s not being enforced fairly,and#8221; Jennings said.
The item will be on the December meeting agenda.