Compulsory computer class cut at Lake Linden-Hubbell High

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Superintendent Craig Sundblad talks during Monday’s board meeting. The board voted to eliminate the one-year computing class requirement.

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board voted Monday to eliminate the two-credit, one-year computing class requirement for graduation, increasing the number of electives to eight.

Superintendent Craig Sundblad said the amount of computer involvement in other classes enable students to meet the state’s 20-hour requirements between sixth and 12th grades. The district will raise the number of elective classes to eight.

The change will become effective with the class of 2022.

Sundblad said the middle school will have a computer class for seventh-graders. Eight- and ninth-graders will be documenting their computer exposure, such as making presentations.

“We are not changing the requirement,” Sundblad said. “It’s a computer requirement from the state that we will meet, that we already meet.