UPDATE: Arizona Legislature passes Miranda’s bill to encourage eighth graders to pursue high school
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – The Arizona Senate today passed a bill introduced by Rep. Catherine Miranda, D-Phoenix (District 27), intended to encourage students graduating from eighth grade to continue their education.
Miranda’s bill, HB 2501, would prevent school district governing boards from requesting signed certificates of promotion from the county school superintendent while still allowing schools to conduct ceremonies to honor the students being promoted from eighth grade.
“Certificates and diplomas should be reserved for graduations,” Miranda said. “We want our students to have higher expectations for themselves and think toward high school and college graduation.”
The Arizona House passed the bill in February, and it now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration.
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.