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(a) A governing body shall grant a waiver from passing the HSGQE if a student
(1) submits to the governing body, on a form prescribed by the department, a complete waiver request;
(2) demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the governing body, that the student has met all other state and governing body requirements for graduation; and
(3) demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the governing body, that the student has
(A) entered the public school system late, as provided in 4 AAC 06.773; or
(B) a rare or unusual circumstance as provided in 4 AAC 06.774.
(b) The governing body's decision approving or denying the request for a waiver must be in writing and shall be delivered by registered mail. The governing body may deliver courtesy copies to the student or the student's parents or legal guardian by other methods. The governing body shall also provide a copy of the decision to the department. The governing body shall state the reason for its decision in the written decision. A denial of a waiver request may be appealed to the department as provided in 4 AAC 06.780. The governing body's written decision and notice must include a statement that the decision may be appealed to the department as provided in 4 AAC 06.780.
(c) A governing body's denial of a request for a waiver does not prevent the student from retaking the HSGQE as provided in 4 AAC 06.771.
History: Eff. 1/21/2004, Register 169; am 3/25/2004, Register 169
Authority: AS 14.03.075
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