By GALEN HOLLEY
The Grenada School District has increased its graduation rate by 26 percent over the past seven years, but shifting of policies on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Education might hurt that number for the 2013-14 school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Daigneault.
Changes to the MDE’s policies pertain to those who receive a General Education Development certificate, as well as to students with disabilities.
According to Daigneault, a student who passes the GED test will be calculated as a dropout and points will be deducted from the district’s quality rating. GSD spends more than $200,000 each year educating individuals in high school and in adult education classes.