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TEA Correspondence
Action Required
2003-2004 and Beyond

October 23, 2003

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT: Senate Bill 1108, Section 7, Personal Graduation Plan (TEC §28.0212)

Senate Bill 1108, passed during the 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, mandates that a school principal designate a guidance counselor, teacher, or other appropriate individual to develop and implement a personal graduation plan for each student in junior high, middle school, or high school who does not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapter B, or who is not likely to receive a high school diploma before the fifth school year following the studentís enrollment in grade 9 (as determined by the district) (TEC §28.0212).

Region XIII Education Service Center, the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Texas Education Agency have collaborated to produce the Personal Graduation Plan Resource Guide and Model. This model is not mandated by the Agency but is being made available to districts only as a guide as personal graduation plans are developed for students. As part of local decision-making, districts are encouraged to customize personal graduation plans in such a way to create rich planning/monitoring and intervention strategies.

The enclosed documents are also available online at www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum, www.esc13.net and www.tassp.org. Please call staff in the division of curriculum at (512) 463-9581 or your regional education service center if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Susan Barnes
Associate Commissioner for Standards and Programs

Attachments:

Personal Graduation Plan Resource Guide and Model
Personal Graduation Plan: Detailed Planning Form and Credit Acquisition Plan

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