An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. Provides that any student who fails to satisfy the requirements of the competency determination may nonetheless receive a high school diploma if the following requirements are met:
S/he has been measured by the assessment instruments described in section one I a minimum of two times and has failed to achieve the required competency level in one or more subjects;
- The Superintendent of Schools in the student’s district has certified that the student’s “Specific Learning Impairment” is the proximate cause of his/her failure to achieve the required competency level(s) and that there is no generally accepted remediation for such disability that would result in the student’s achieving the required competency level(s);
- The student has participated in and satisfactorily completed an Educational Proficiency Plan, as defined by the Department of Education, in all subjects in which s/he has failed to achieve the required competency level;
- The student has met all other requirements for graduation, both district and state, and has completed the goals of the his/her Individual Education Plan to his/her and his/her parent(s) satisfaction.