Senate Passes Uniform GPA Reporting System for Determining HOPE Eligibility

ATLANTA (February 26, 2014)  |  Senate Bill 372, sponsored by Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), passed the Georgia State Senate today by a vote of 49 to 0. If signed into law, the bill will establish a uniform reporting system for school districts across the state, which will assist in determining HOPE eligibility at the conclusion of the school year.

“The passage of Senate Bill 372 today will help school systems statewide calculate student GPA for HOPE eligibility,” said Sen. McKoon. “This will provide students and their parents with a better gauge of academic performance and assist in making future educational decisions.”

Under this legislation, all local school systems will be required to calculate and provide freshman, sophomore, and junior students or their parents with an unweighted GPA at the end of the school year.

Senate Bill 372 will now be passed to the House of Representatives for consideration.

For Immediate Release:
February 26, 2014

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