HB 91 and Diploma

HB 91 and Diploma

On Monday, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law, thereby creating a new code section, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1. This law became effective upon the Governor's signature.

The law states that on or after the effective date of the law, students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on the graduation tests to earn a high school diploma if the student has otherwise met all state and local graduation requirements.


Petition Process

Application to petition for a diploma can be obtained via website ( or by picking up a form from the Taylor County Board of Education at 23 Mulberry Street, Butler, Georgia.

All submissions should include a scanned or copied image of your government issued photo identification. Signed applications and identification documentation should be mailed or submitted to:

Taylor County Board of Education
23 Mulberry Street
P.O. Box 1930
Butler, Georgia 31006

Allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Incomplete information may delay processing.

Click here for application.