The 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, passed SB 232 requiring school districts, not later than September 1 of each school year, to notify by regular mail or e-mail the parents or guardians of each student enrolled in grade nine or above that state graduation requirements do not require a student to complete an Algebra II course to graduate under the Foundation High School Program. The notification must explain that if a student does not complete an Algebra II course, a student will not be eligible for—
- automatic college admission or
- certain financial aid including:
- the TEXAS grant program under Subchapter M, Chapter 56; and
- the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program under Subchapter P, Chapter 56.
This notification requirement applies beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The following sample language may be used when providing notification.