Gov. Steve Beshear will sign Senate Bill 143 into law at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Central Hardin High School.
The bill, proposed by state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, allows for students with disabilities who complete a modified curriculum to receive a diploma instead of a certificate of completion.
Parrett became interested in pursuing the issue after he learned his daughter, a junior at Central Hardin, would receive a certificate instead of a diploma. Parrett felt the students work hard and deserve a diploma to recognize their effort.