Public feedback to the Natrona County School Board of Trustees played a significant role in turning back the majority of changes proposed to graduation requirements.
After months of consideration the board approved an additional two credits to the minimum required for graduation. One credit will need to come through a Civic Responsibility and Financial Literacy course and a second through an additional elective course. That brings the overall minimum for graduation from 24.5 to 26.5 credits.
A third contentious recommendation calling for credit earned in a non-traditional environment was struck down. That idea, which could have included taking an online class, will instead be the focus of a feasibility study over the next six months. The new graduation requirements go into effect in 2017.