Yesterday the Senate Education Committee amended and approved Senate Bill 1095 (Sen. McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware), legislation that provides multiple options to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation.
The plan under Senate Bill 1095 as amended is the culmination of extensive discussion with leaders in the Senate and the education community, including PSBA, and recommendations from the Department of Education. These reforms to state-level graduation requirements also reflect the feedback received by PSBA from our members.
Please contact your senators now and ask them to urge leaders to bring Senate Bill 1095 to the floor quickly and to vote YES on this important proposal. Let your senators know that without a new plan in place, the only way to graduate is passing Keystone Exams — beginning with the Class of 2020. Students who are rising juniors will be impacted by the Keystone Exam mandate. Emphasize the need to get this bill enacted ASAP so that students and schools can have more flexible options.