Local TAKS Petition

More than 40,000 Texas high school seniors will not walk across the stage to receive their diploma. That's after failing the TAKS test.

The Amarillo Independent School District says every student must pass in order to participate in graduation.

Some parents and students are now starting a petition to ask the school board to give recognition to those who completed four years of high school, even if they failed the TAKS.

Students, parents, and community members plan to present the petition to AISD school board members at their meeting next Monday night.