Protect LISD ValSal Honor
Petition to uphold the intent of the LISD Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors for the graduating class of 2022 (and future classes). As the policy is written today it is clear the INTENT of the six semester policy rule is to exclude late coming transfers NOT to make an exception for Juniors to be included in the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors. This petition requests that the LISD Administration and Board uphold the original intent of the policy not their error/oversight.
What is happening: A junior requested and was approved for early graduation. They were added to the Graduating Class of 2022 mid-year (according to early graduation policy). This is only 9 weeks before grades are finalized for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors. Due to an error/oversight in LISD policy one of the early graduating Juniors is taking the Valedictorian spot for the 2022 graduation. This is bumping the current Valedictorian down to Salutatorian and the Salutatorian down to 3. Everyone in the administration admits this is not the intent of the policy, but so far are not agreeing to uphold the intent of the policy vs. the letter. Both the superintendent and LISD Board have the authority to uphold the intent of the policy. This petition is to encourage them to do so.
In the comment section please indicate whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior at LISD. We also invite parents and community members to sign the petition, but want to separate students from parents and community members.