Wichita school board raises graduation credit requirement

Wichita school board members voted unanimously tonight to increase the district's graduation requirements from 22 to 23 credits.

The extra credit will include one semester of financial literacy and a semester of career or technical education. The change will take effect with the current sophomore class.

The move marks the first increase in graduation requirements since 1984, when the district raised its required credits from 20 to 22.

Currently in Wichita, a diploma requires at least four units in language arts, three in social studies, three in math, three in science, one in physical education, one in fine arts and seven electives.