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Texas House Passes SB 149 Graduation Committee Bill

04.21.2015 — Today the Texas House gave preliminary approval to SB 149, which would provide relief to high school students who successfully complete their coursework but will not graduate due to failure of EOC exams.

The House approved several amendments to the bill. One permits a school district to establish an individual graduation committee for a student who fails up to two EOC exams. (The House Committee Substitute had reduced the number of EOCs to one.) Another amendment strikes the requirement that the student’s school counselor serve on the committee. Still another would include students from previous school years.

The bill now returns to the Senate, which must accept the House’s amendments or the bill will go to conference committee.