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2021 Legislative Platform (graphic)

2021 Legislative Platform

2021 Agency Request Legislation:

  • Emergency waiver of graduation requirements - This legislation would give the State Board of Education authority to establish an emergency waiver program to allow school districts to waive certain graduation requirements on an individual student basis after the district makes a good faith effort to help the student meet the requirements. This waiver program would address the credit and subject area requirements as well as the graduation pathway requirement. 
  • Emergency waiver of instructional hours and days at private schools - This legislation would give the State Board of Education authority to waive instructional hours and days for private schools that are unable to fulfill the minimum requirements due to significant disruption caused by an emergency.
    • HB 1131 - Concerning the emergency waiver of instructional hours and days at private schools
       
  • New graduation credit and pathway options - This legislation would enhance the College & Career-Ready Graduation Framework by providing greater flexibility in credit requirements for students who have completed the High School and Beyond Plan, state and local subject area requirements, and a graduation pathway. In addition, this proposal would add a portfolio graduation pathway option allowing authentic demonstration of the student’s mastery of learning standards.
  • Supporting mastery-based learning - This legislation outlines a work plan for advancing mastery-based learning. It would continue the Mastery-based Learning Work Group, expand research on graduation pathways to include student voice, and lead to the development of a cohesive system of graduation requirements that align with mastery-based learning.

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