By Michaela Morris
TUPELO – Lee County Schools laid the groundwork Tuesday to give high school seniors a new science challenge.
At its Tuesday meeting held at Mooreville Elementary, the board gave first approval to a policy that will add biomedical research to its special distinction curriculum for the 2011-2012 school year.
Because four years of science are required to graduate with special distinction, the district wants to add more challenging science courses and respond to the high interest of students in health care related fields, said Kathy Mask, chief academic officer.
The class, which will be taught by teachers with biology backgrounds, will be available for the coming school year.
The board is slated to have final consideration of the policy at its next meeting on May 10.