|Preparing Students to be Financially Responsible- SB 317|
Requires instruction on financial literacy in the public high schools
BILL STATUS: Approved by the Governor, Chapter 268. Effective July 1, 2009
During this tough economic time that Nevada is facing, it is crucial to make sure that we are teaching our students to practice financial responsibility to guarantee that their generation is better prepared to deal with economic hardships. That is why State Senator Allison Copening (Dist. 6), has proposed Senate Bill 317, which would require the Department of Education to ensure that instruction in financial literacy is provided to pupils enrolled in a public high school in Nevada. A pupil must demonstrate satisfactory completion of the instruction by passing a test before he/she receives a diploma.
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