House Bills 1121 and 1131 (Laws of 2021) authorized the State Board of Education to adopt rules to implement an emergency waiver program to authorize school districts and private schools to waive certain graduation requirements because of disruptions in learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The emergency waiver program is intended to help prevent students from being unduly impacted by unforeseen disruptions to coursework and assessments resulting from an emergency or disaster. The waiver program will Give districts the authority to waive certain credit and graduation pathway option requirements for individual students who were unable to complete graduation requirements despite a good faith effort on the part of the district to help the student meet the requirements.
The waiver allows school districts to waive certain credit and graduation pathway option requirements for graduating students on a case-by-case basis. Students awarded the waiver must have demonstrated preparation for their post-secondary plan according to their High School and Beyond Plan.
This waiver applied only to the classes of 2020 and 2021.
Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley will review the waiver opportunity and address any questions or concerns related to the adoption of Resolution 21-01.
Administrative Recommendation /MOTION/ "I move we adopt resolution 21-01 as presented"