SB 149 -- now SB 463 Resources
SB 463 - Individual Graduation Committees
(effective through September 1, 2019)
Senate Bill 149 has revised the state’s assessment graduation requirements for students enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, or 2016-2017 school years. A student who has failed the EOC assessment graduation requirements for no more than two courses may receive a Texas high school diploma if the student has qualified to graduate by means of an individual graduation committee (IGC) determination. (Source: TEA State Graduation Requirement page) This provision was extended by SB 463 in 2017 to last until September 1, 2019.
Updates on Individual Graduation Committees
One to watch = SB 463 is a piece of legislation which updates SB 149 by removing the end dates and making this feature permanent. Text of SB 463. This legislation also allows the inclusion of TAKS students (stay tuned for rules from TEA).
SB149 – Individual graduation committee presentation as of May 2017
* Recently we have updated this presentation to correct information about whether students must re-test.
TEA creates an FAQ document to guide districts in implementing SB 149 (posted June 12, 2015, on TEA's Graduation Requirements page)
TEA Makes Announcement on implementation of SB149 through letter addressed to administrators (posted on May 5, 2015)
SB149 was signed into law on May 11, 2015 and is effective immediately.
Text of legislation (posted May 4, 2015)
Rules have been adopted and are effective as of September 6, 2015.
Read the final changes to Chapter 101 (posted September 18, 2015)
Read the final changes to 89.1070
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