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New requirement for graduating Texas seniors

EL PASO, Texas – Seniors who are graduating this year must complete a new requirement adopted by the Texas Education Agency. 

The requirement first came up in 2019 following the 86th Texas Legislature. 

Those graduating must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TAFSA) or sign an opt-out form. 

Seniors must complete one of the requirements to graduate.

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Rosemary Montañez

ABC-7 Reporter

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  1. We had to take courses and a test on the C o ns t i t u t i o n. Is that even taught anymore. Nanny checker alert. Multiple posting tries.

  2. Seriously? Nanny checker does not allow the word C o n s t i t u t i o n? What, is it (And KVIA) a communist? Took me 20+ attempts to post. This is the original- We had to take courses and p a s s a test on the C o n s t i t u t i o n to graduate. Is that even taught anymore?

  3. Seriously? Nanny checker does not allow the word C o n s t i t u t i o n? What, is it (And KVIA) communist? Took me 20+ attempts to post. This is the original- We had to take courses and p@ss a test on the C o n s t i t u t i o n to graduate. Is that even taught anymore?

    1. That used to bother me too then I realized it’s because the algorithm is picking up on the word t.i.t. in the middle. There really should be an easier way.

  4. Off the subject but they should make it a requirement that you can’t receive section 8, food stamps and Medicaid unless you graduate from high school

    Also, parents can only receive section 8, food stamps and Medicaid if their children receive a “C” average.

    This will encourage students to do better.

    1. That’s not a bad idea. It would also encourage parents to make sure their kids are actually engaged in their school work and not just behavior problems.

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