bill would focus on spending, credit, credit scores, managing debt
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Florida lawmakers could require high-school students to take a financial literacy course as a condition for graduation.
The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill (HB 1115) that would add the requirement for students entering high school as of the 2022-2023 school year.
Students would be required to earn 7 ½ credits in elective courses, a decrease from the currently required eight elective credits.
A half-credit course in personal financial literacy and money management would be added as a graduation requirement.
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