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By WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday agreed to put two policy proposals giving counties additional flexibility up for public comment.

Policy 2510 will allow local schools to have more flexibility with scheduling as well as credits needed to graduate. Under the proposal, requirements across grade levels will be changed to allow schools to better address their needs.

For high school students, 10 credits are prescribed by the state, but the remaining 12 credits can be personalized for each student based on their education needs. A new flex credit will allow students to take a course either in career technical education, computer science, social studies or science.

“It creates so much more flexibility for the students and the school and what they’re thinking to do with their post-secondary plans,” said Jan Barth, the state’s assistant superintendent.

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