Bill Text: TX SB213 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-07 - Effective immediately [SB213 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB213-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 213
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other
  alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school
  graduation requirements.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 12.104(b-2) and (b-3), Education Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (b-2)  An open-enrollment charter school is subject to the
  requirement to establish an individual graduation committee under
  Section 28.0258. This subsection expires September 1, 2023 [2019].
         (b-3)  An open-enrollment charter school is subject to the
  graduation qualification procedure established by the commissioner
  under Section 28.02541. This subsection expires September 1, 2023
  [2019].
         SECTION 2.  Section 28.025(c-6), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (c-6)  Notwithstanding Subsection (c), a person may receive
  a diploma if the person is eligible for a diploma under Section
  28.0258. This subsection expires September 1, 2023 [2019].
         SECTION 3.  Effective September 1, 2019, Section
  28.02541(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This section applies only to a student who:
               (1)  entered the ninth grade before the 2011-2012
  school year;
               (2)  successfully completed the curriculum
  requirements for high school graduation applicable to the student
  when the student entered the ninth grade;
               (3)  has not performed satisfactorily on an assessment
  instrument or a part of an assessment instrument required for high
  school graduation, including an alternate assessment instrument
  offered under Section 39.025(c-2) [39.025(c-1)]; and
               (4)  has been administered the assessment instrument or
  the part of the assessment instrument for which the student has not
  performed satisfactorily at least three times.
         SECTION 4.  Section 28.02541(g), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (g)  This section expires September 1, 2023 [2019].
         SECTION 5.  Section 28.0258(l), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (l)  This section expires September 1, 2023 [2019].
         SECTION 6.  Section 28.0259(e), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (e)  This section expires September 1, 2023 [2019].
         SECTION 7.  Section 28.02591(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in
  coordination with the agency, shall collect longitudinal data
  relating to the post-graduation pursuits of each student who is
  awarded a diploma based on the determination of an individual
  graduation committee under Section 28.0258, as that section existed
  before September 1, 2023 [2019], including whether the student:
               (1)  enters the workforce;
               (2)  enrolls in an associate degree or certificate
  program at a public or private institution of higher education;
               (3)  enrolls in a bachelor's degree program at a public
  or private institution of higher education; or
               (4)  enlists in the armed forces of the United States or
  the Texas National Guard.
         SECTION 8.  Subsection (a-2), Section 39.025, Education
  Code, as added by Chapter 5 (S.B. 149), Acts of the 84th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, is redesignated as Subsection
  (a-5), Section 39.025, Education Code, and amended to read as
  follows:
         (a-5) [(a-2)]  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a student who
  has failed to perform satisfactorily on end-of-course assessment
  instruments in the manner provided under this section may receive a
  high school diploma if the student has qualified for graduation
  under Section 28.0258. This subsection expires September 1, 2023
  [2019].
         SECTION 9.  Section 39.025(a-3), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a-3)  A student who, after retaking an end-of-course
  assessment instrument for Algebra I or English II, has failed to
  perform satisfactorily as required by Subsection (a), but who
  receives a score of proficient on the Texas Success Initiative
  (TSI) diagnostic assessment for the corresponding subject for which
  the student failed to perform satisfactorily on the end-of-course
  assessment instrument satisfies the requirement concerning the
  Algebra I or English II end-of-course assessment, as applicable.
  This subsection expires September 1, 2023 [2019].
         SECTION 10.  Except as otherwise provided by this Act, this
  Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of
  all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39,
  Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the
  vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect on the
  91st day after the last day of the legislative session.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 213 passed the Senate on
  April 11, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 213 passed the House on
  April 25, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, three
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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