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.
In May 2022, the Board adopted permanent rules for an emergency waiver program for students in the Classes of 2022 and 2024. These rules are necessary to allow for students and educators to plan for students to be able to use the waiver, and, if appropriate, to graduate.
Download a one pager on the Emergency Waiver Program. Find additional information and resources on SBE's Emergency Waiver Program page.