Effective, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into Law, thereby creating a new code section, O.C.G.A. 20-2-281.1. This law provides that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma. The law also contains additional details and requirements regarding the ability of students no longer enrolled to petition the local board of education for a diploma.
Beginning April 14, 2015, Richmond County Board of Education Student Services Department will begin accepting petition forms from students who enrolled in 9th grade after July 1, 1981, satisfied all course requirements and who meet the following conditions:
- no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school;
- was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor;
- meet the eligibility requirements for a high diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-281.1 based upon the year the student entered the 9th grade for the first time.
For more infomation, please call 706-826-1310, extensions 5492 & 5490.
Student Records Assistant, Alice Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) ext 5492.
Student Records Supervisor, Wanda Cave (email@example.com), ext. 5490
Faxes may be sent to 706-826-4625.