State sets new math rule

July 28, 2009

By Staff

The State Board of Education has adopted a revised math rule for the class of 2013.Students from that class are the first required to earn three credits of math to receive their high school diploma. The original Washington Administration Code mandated that students who elected to take a high school level mathematics course without credit as an eighth-grader were required to repeat that same course for credit in high school.

The amendment allows them to use that math credit and take another mathematics course instead or repeat the same math course for credit.

The revision allows students greater flexibility in scheduling their coursework and empowers them to choose the best courses to meet their educational goals.

Board members adopted the new rule at their July 17 meeting.

Plan for state Route 900 delays through July 31

Expect delays on state Route 900 this week as state Department of Transportation crews reduce traffic to a single lane.

Through July 31, crews will direct alternating one-way traffic on state Route 900 from Talus Drive to Newport Way from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.

Crews will also reduce 900 to alternating one-way traffic from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. nightly through July 31. Crews will cut Talus Drive at 900 to a single lane of alternating traffic from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. nightly while crews install a water line beneath the Talus Drive intersection.

Other closures will occur through December as workers finish the $33.8 million second phase of the project. Phase 2 will widen state Route 900 from Newport Way to Southeast 78th Street. During the completed first phase, the road was widened from Interstate 90 to Newport Way.

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