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Governor Deal Signs House Bill 91

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On Monday, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 to create O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1.  This bill provides opportunity for students to receive their high school diploma without the successful completion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.  This test series is no longer a graduation requirement.  Therefore, any individuals, that enrolled in 9th grade on or after July 1, 1981, no longer enrolled in a public school who were denied a high school diploma solely for not achieving a passing score on any of the graduation tests and met all other local and state requirements may submit a petition to the Monroe County Board of Education to determine eligibility to receive a high school diploma under O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1.

The Monroe County Schools Board of Education will begin accepting petitions in May 2015.  Petitions must be submitted at the Central Office of the Monroe County Board of Education on the Friday prior to the monthly scheduled board meeting each month to be included on the meeting agenda.  Petitions received after the deadline will be placed on the board meeting agenda for the following month.

A copy of House Bill 91, a document detailing graduation requirements, a Frequently Asked Questions page, and the petition are provided.  Click on the titled "HB91PetitionForm.docx.pdf" to download the petition.


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