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General Assembly Unanimously Passes Credit Transfer Bill

On January 11, 2022, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final passage to
Senate Bill 324 which removes graduation barriers for students facing educational disruption.
The bill now heads to the governor’s office for signature.

The Bill requires all school districts to provide additional supports for students
who experience “educational disruption” due to homelessness or involvement in the foster
care or juvenile justice systems. The legislation removes significant obstacles to successful high
school completion for students who already face barriers to on-time graduation, requiring
school districts to create an infrastructure to help students get credit for courses taken in other
districts, acquire necessary records and access extracurricular activities. These interventions are
designed to ensure a timely graduation for students who have changed schools due to these
factors.


Read the full news release here.