Bill Summary for H 138 (2015-2016)

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Mar 3 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 138 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REQUIRE ONE ARTS EDUCATION CREDIT PRIOR TO GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL.
Intro. by Carney, Johnson, Elmore, Glazier.

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Directs the State Board of Education to modify the State curriculum requirements to include one required credit in arts education, to be completed before high school graduation, any time in grades 6 through 12. Implementation begins with students entering the sixth grade in 2018. Further directs the State Board of Education to (1) establish procedures and a timeline for a phased-in implementation of the new arts requirement; (2) establish the minimum criteria to meet the arts requirement; and (3) report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, by December 15, 2018, on the statewide implementation of Comprehensive Arts Education, including this new requirement.

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