HB 1980

85(R) - 2017
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Gary VanDeaver

Bill Caption

Relating to the high school graduation of a student who transfers to a public school in this state after the student’s junior year of high school.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 1980 would have transfer students who transfer from another state after their 11th grade year, and that do not have the credits necessary after their 12th, evaluated by individual graduation committees using national assessments to see if they can obtain a diploma.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Provisions in this bill such as the recognition of teacher recommendations for students, who have traveled from different states and have not taken all of the assessments required to obtain a diploma, advance our principle of personal responsibility by recognizing merit over compliance with every regulation. For this reason, we support this bill.