Many school districts in Texas are faced with the decision of whether to implement new graduation requirements for the upcoming school year.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Several school districts in the state of Texas are now being faced with the decision of whether they should implement new graduation requirements for the upcoming school year. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, after many local officials, legislators, and others stated that the provisions of HB 3, which makes it no longer mandatory for students to take certain computer skills, health, and physical education related classes as part of their graduation requirements, will not be effective until the 2010-2011 school year, a recent vote has forced districts to decide whether to implement them immediately.
As noted in the report, many are stating that it is too late to implement the changes for the upcoming school year, while others state that they should not be implemented at all. Sheila Maher, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch is quoted in the report as stating, “For right now, we are probably looking at drafting a regulation for this year that will probably maintain what we’re doing because of not having the staff and resources to do wholesale changes.”
More information about the new requirements may be found at the Texas Education Agency website.
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