A bill that will establish a uniform grading system for public schools in Louisiana was adopted 89-3 in a House concurrent vote on Wednesday. The measure will become law upon the signature of Gov. Bobby Jindal or through inaction by the governor.

House Bill 433 by Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, directs the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to form a task force during the upcoming school year. The task force, comprising representatives of the state Department of Education, the governor’s office, the state’s teacher unions, the school board association and others, will devise rules and regulations for implementing the grade scale to be used in all public elementary, middle and high schools in Louisiana. BESE is further directed in the bill to have the grading scale in place for the 2011-2012 school year.

Read the bill here.

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