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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.
Trustees 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.

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