Drake to ask board to lower GPA eligibility for sports, other extracurricular activities to 1.5

Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Warren Drake.

East Baton Rouge Parish middle and high school students will likely need just a 1.5 grade-point average if they want to take part in sports and other extracurricular activities this school year, rather than the 2.0 gpa they’ve had to achieve for the past decade. New Superintendent Warren Drake is urging the School Board to make… Continue reading →

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