It looks like students graduating in 2011 are also off the hook now for the Graduation Project.
Wake school board members agreed today to recommend not making a local version of the Graduation Project a requirement for the Class of 2011. The recession drew the blame.
School board members said the resources don't exist to properly implement even a scaled-down local version of the Graduation Project.
Today's decision is technically just a committee recommendation. But with eight of the nine board members present, it should stand.
Today's meeting had a far different outcome from what took place in April.
Back in April, the board had agreed not to make it a requirement for the Class of 2010. But they said they wanted to make it clear to students graduating in 2011 that they'd be expected to complete a major research paper to graduate.
But lack of money was brought up repeatedly today.
Also since April, the General Assembly has passed a bill saying that the Graduation Project can't be made a statewide requirement until the Class of 2015. They did leave it up to individual districts if they wanted to have their own requirement.