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Raatz: Bill to help students stay on track to graduate passes Senate

Contact: Lindsey Ross, Senior Press Secretary 

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help students stay on track to graduate recently passed the Senate unanimously.

Senate Bill 507 would allow the State Board of Education (SBOE) to create a tracking and reporting system to determine if students are on a path to graduate.

“Earning a high school diploma is extremely important for students in order to join the workforce or move on to higher education,” Raatz said. “This bill would help determine if students are on track to graduate and track their progress. If a student is not in line to graduate, I am hopeful this system would help put them back on a path to success.”

The bill would also help improve teacher preparation programs in Indiana by requiring the SBOE to provide data to the programs on the teacher evaluation results of their graduates.

SB 507 will now move to the House of Representatives.


For a high-resolution photo of Sen. Raatz, click here.