The Peach County Board of Education approved Tuesday changes to the districts policy for awarding class credits. Officials are changing the policy to better match newly-revised state rules. One of the biggest changes is a new policy allowing students to test out of courses. Students can earn course credit by making an above average score on the end-of-course test before taking the class.
The board also approved a plan for $35,750 in federal funding. The district has received the grant for its Career, Technical and Agricultural Education program at Peach County High School. The grant is aimed at helping those programs improve. The school is planning to boost its program this year by getting four agriculture programs industry certified among other improvement plans. Still, due to sequestration cuts, the grant is about $7,000 less compared to last year.