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Sen Kel Seliger Files Senate Bill 177 For Permanent Use Of Individual Graduation Committees

State Senator Kel Seliger has filed Senate Bill 177 which would allow for the continued and permanent use of Individual Graduation Committees which has been around since 2015.

IGC ensures that students who have passed all of their courses and demonstrated that they are prepared for college or the workforce will graduate from high school and this bill would remove the termination date in place.

IGCs give deserving students who fail a state mandated assessment, but otherwise meet all other graduation requirements, a way to earn their high school diploma.

Senator Seliger said “As we look to the 87th Legislative Session, I can’t help but look back over the last six school years and think about the almost 59,000 Texas high school graduates that have been able to go on and serve in the military, earn a workforce credential, or attend college because of earning their diploma through an Individual Graduation Committee. Last school year’s cancellation of state mandated assessments and the current school year’s uncertainty provide further justification for making IGCs permanent.”

As a senior Republican member in the Texas Senate, Seliger has been a leader on public education and higher education policy issues since his election in 2004.

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