TRUSTEES ADOPT RESOLUTION TO IMPLEMENT NEW GRADUATION LAW
May 15, 2015
The Granbury ISD Board of
Trustees held a special meeting on May 15, 2015, to consider a resolution
affecting graduation eligibility based on a new state law.
Senate Bill 149 recently took
effect immediately after being signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott. The legislation allows school districts to
create and convene individual graduation committee to decide if high school
senior who have not passed all five required STAAR End of Course exams will be
allowed to graduate. The new statute focuses
on students who have not been successful on one or two EOC tests.
Each panel must review
several factors, including the student's course grades, attendance, past scores
on state exams, scores on other tests such as the SAT or ACT and whether the student
took advanced or industry certification courses. The committee must agree
unanimously for the student to graduate.
In Granbury, the affected
student group totals about 10-20 students at Granbury High School and STARS
Accelerated High School.
will next convene for its monthly meeting on Monday, June 8. Board meetings are held in the GISD Board
Room located next to the Administration Building at 600 W. Pearl Street.