BALDWIN PARK – The Baldwin Park Unified Board of Education on April 28 unanimously adopted a resolution outlining the temporary assignment of grades and evaluation of student achievement during this prolonged period of school closures.

The decision, taken during a virtual meeting, follows guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE) issued on April 1.

“It is the mission of Baldwin Park Unified to ensure high achievement for all learners, which means operating from a place of equity and not penalizing students for what is happening in our world,” Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza said. “During this time of distance learning, we want to provide high-quality teaching and learning opportunities while maintaining the health and safety of students and staff.”

Teachers will continue to provide instruction and assignments during distance learning. Students can raise their grades but cannot lower them.

Students will receive full credit for makeup work that is completed.

To preserve the progress students made prior to school closures, teachers will base end-of-the-year grades on student progress reports received during trimester two for elementary and grading period five for secondary.

The District is working to develop additional guidelines for attendance, instruction and assignment of schoolwork and homework submitted through distance learning tools.