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Weekly Interim Brief from November 9, 2017


SB 88-High School Graduation Requirements

On Wednesday, November 8th, SB 88, by Senator Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange), was heard by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K – 12 Education and passed by a vote of 6 yeas to 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this bill.

Currently, based on Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, high school students receive financial literacy instruction as part of the one-half Economics course credit required for graduation. The bill revises that standard to require students entering grade 9 in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter to complete a one-half standalone course credit in personal financial literacy.

SB 88 will go on to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

AIF SUPPORTS legislation that provides students the tools to learn about relevant, and real-life subjects that will prepare them for the workforce in the future.