On Monday, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law HB91, allowing students or former students, who have met all requirements for graduation but failed one or more parts of the Georgia High School Graduation Test or Basic Skills Tests, to receive a diploma upon petitioning the local board of education. An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the Student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the Student first entered ninth grade. Petitions can be obtained in person at the Wilcox County Board of Education office or at Wilcox County High School. A completed petition must be returned to Wilcox County High School to determine a person’s eligibility for a diploma. Once eligibility is determined the petition will be sent to the Wilcox County Board of Education for approval at the regular monthly meeting.