UPDATE: Governor signs Miranda’s bill to encourage
eighth graders to pursue high school
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed a bill Rep. Catherine Miranda, D-Phoenix (District 27), introduced which is intended to encourage students graduating from eighth grade to continue their education.
Miranda’s bill, HB 2501, will prevent school district governing boards from requesting signed certificates of promotion from the county school superintendent while allowing schools to conduct ceremonies to honor the students being promoted from eighth grade.
“I want to thank Gov. Brewer for signing this bill and the legislators who supported it. This new law will help encourage our children to pursue higher education,” Miranda said. “We want our students to have higher expectations for themselves and think toward high school and college graduation.”
The bill will become effective 90 days after the legislative session has ended.
A full copy of the bill is available at: http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2501&Session_Id=112&image.x=0&image.y=0.