CORONA — The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to open a small loophole in its policy that excludes borderline students from participating in extracurricular activities.
Pressure from several students affected by the minimum-grade policy prompted both the revisions to that rule and the unusual special meeting at which the changes were passed, according to Sally Hoover, president of the Corona-Norco Unified School District's Board of Education.
The students, although they maintained grade point averages of C or better, were excluded from participation in junior high and high school activities for an academic quarter because they failed a single course.
Even if they completed the failed courses, explained schools Supt. Don Helms, the old policy left the students ineligible for athletic teams and other activities until the end of the next nine-week grading period.