A new draft policy that would end "no-zero" grading in Edmonton public schools passed first reading at Tuesday's board meeting.

According to the draft document, a student's grade will be based on completion of assignments and "may include a range of performance grades on individual assignments" from A-D and 0-100%.

The public now has six weeks to comment on the policy which will be posted on the board's website.

"No-zero" grading came into the spotlight this year after Lynden Dorval, a physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School, ignored a directive from his principal and gave students zeros for work that wasn't handed in or tests that weren't taken.

Dorval was suspended and later fired. He is now teaching part-time at a private school in Edmonton and is appealing his termination