The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County today approved changes to a policy that will allow Superintendent George Arlotto’s initiative to make the Global Community Citizenship a graduation requirement for all high school seniors beginning with next year’s freshmen class.
The Global Community Citizenship course is designed to explore the values and diversity of our local, national, and global communities and to foster climates where acceptance and inclusion are norms. It has been implemented at Arundel High School for the last three semesters.
More information about the course and its objectives can be found here.
Students who are currently in eighth grade will be required to take and pass the course in order to graduate.
The Board’s policy revision passed by an 8-0 vote. Board Member Eric Grannon was absent.
CHANGE IN BOARD MEETING CALENDAR
Also at today’s meeting, the Board adjusted its public meeting calendar for May, moving its May 1, 2019, meeting from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The move was made to allow Board members and Superintendent George Arlotto to attend the budget address by County Executive Steuart Pittman on the morning on of May 1.
The Board moved its May 15, 2019, meeting to a 10 a.m. start. That meeting had previously been scheduled for 7 p.m.