A bill to make some changes to the A to F grading system for public schools gets state House approval.
The bill by Republican Representative Lee Denney of Cushing calls for simplifying the way grades for students in the bottom tier of performance are calculated.
"This is a tweak I heard in my district that I think would be a wonderful tweak. To not count those students three times that have trouble in school. But, to give them the two count that they need," Denney told House members.
Denney says the bill's a work in progress.
It gets cautious support from Democratic Representative Mike Shelton of Oklahoma City.
"It does make a bad situation better. This is putting lipstick on a pig. The system is horrible," Shelton said on the House floor.
Denney's passed 95 to 4 and advances on to the Senate. It is one of several bills in the Legislature dealing with the A to F grading system.
(Rep. Lee Denney, (R) - Cushing.)
(Rep. Mike Shelton, (D) - Oklahoma City.)