Bill To Enhance Graduation Requirements Fails

Feb 14, 2012

An effort to enhance graduation requirements has failed.  Lingle Republican Matt Teeters, who chairs the House Education Committee, offered a bill that would have added some graduation requirements for those in high school.

“This bill would suggest that we would have four years of math and four years of science added to those requirements.  Just the fact that of having that student enrolled in those extra classes  their senior year, prevents that institutional loss that we see when seniors take their senior year off.”

Rock Springs Democrat John Freeman objected saying that Teeters bill takes away from local control,and Casper Republican Steve Harshman said that some students take high school classes in middle school and might not have additional classes available by the time they become a senior.  The bill failed to gain enough support for introduction.