A reader e-mailed me with a comment about the information I posted on the recently passed graduation requirements by the State Board. He wanted to make sure that we understand that fitness has been moved into the mandatory requirements as identified in the chart below.
Ethan also posted a comment to this same post questioning how the Essential 20 could be budget neutral with the potential shift in classes. I agree that there will be additional costs especially with the added lab science. This will require specialized spaces we do not have and additional teachers. The changes in class requirements will also impact staffing as some content areas will have increased requirements and some will have flexible requirements. Yes, there will be costs to this potential change both fiscally and in personnel.