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Gainesville Schools policy lowering grad requirements passes 1st reading
2nd reading may be up for vote at May 7 meeting
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The class of 2012 at Gainesville High School could walk across the stage with lessened graduation requirements than its predecessors. Monday night, the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education passed the first reading of a revised policy that would drop the class units required for graduation from 28 to 24. The first reading of the revision passed 4-1, with only Sammy Smith opposing.