2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Inclusion of Economics in Diploma Requirements (language only)

Item 135 #5h

Item 135 #5h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 113, after line 30, insert:
"W. 1. It is the intent of the General Assembly that each student receiving a diploma from a Virginia high school has received instruction in the principles of the American economic system to promote economics education and financial literacy, a requirement that is currently met by a student earning a standard unit of credit in economics education and financial literacy prior to graduation.
2. Furthermore, in light of the recommendations of the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee to identify alternative ways for students to accrue standard credits outside of traditional seat time requirements, the State Board of Education is requested to review its requirements for economics education and financial literacy and consider options to expand the number of ways that a student may fulfill this requirement, such as middle school financial literacy instruction or by allowing students to fulfill the requirement by demonstrating subject matter competency."

(This language amendment is self-explanatory.)