By James Eik
Staff Reporter 

State modifies graduation requirements


High school graduation requirement changes were among the items passed by the Medical Lake School District board of directors at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting.

The requirements, passed down from the state, go into effect for the class of 2016 and beyond.

In the changes, social studies courses require a half credit more, moving from 2.5 credits to 3. Electives are also decreased by half a credit, down to 5.5, which caused some concern at the meeting.

“Our leadership class is so popular,” Superintendent Dr. Pam Veltri said.

High school principal John McSmith said the program regularly...

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