Higher academic standards for student-athletes are being eyed by the Danvers School Committee.
The changes would be part of edits to the high school's student handbook and, if adopted when the committee meets next month, would bar students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities if they have failed a class in the prior marking period.
It was not immediately clear how many students could be affected by the change. It would go into place at the start of the winter sports season.
The change and will be up for a final vote in September.Past Policy New Proposed Policy Student-athletes can have one F and need to have two Ds in major subject areas. Pass/fail classes and physical education do not count toward eligibility Student-athletes must have a 70 or higher in 2 of 5 major subject areas. All other classes must be a 65 or higher. Must pass all classes.
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