The Ohio Senate Education Committee convened Dec. 5 to consider a number of bills, including HB 491—which focuses primarily on licenses for pupil service personnel. Importantly, the committee accepted an amendment to HB 491 that addresses student graduation requirements for the class of 2019 & 2020. The amendment extends the additional options in place for the class of 2018, to the class of 2019 with no changes. The amendment also extends the added options one additional year to 2020, but with a few minor modifications.
Ohio ACTE has been advocating for an extension of the additional options and is pleased to see the Ohio General Assembly’s progress on the issue. We will continue to monitor HB 491 as it moves through the legislature and is ultimately delivered to Governor Kasich for signature by the end of the year.
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- Will Vorys, Dickinson Wright, Ohio ACTE Legislative Counsel