AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REQUIRE ONE ARTS EDUCATION CREDIT PRIOR TO GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Directs the State Board of Education to modify the state graduation requirements (was, curriculum requirements) to include one credit in arts education to be completed by each student at any time in grades 6 through 12. Requires the State Board of Education to include an exemption from the arts education requirement for students who transfer to a North Carolina public school beginning in the ninth grade or later if adhering to the requirement would result in a student being unable to graduate with the graduation class to which the student was assigned when transferring to North Carolina's public school system.
Clarifies that the report, required by December 15, 2018, to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee is to cover the statewide implementation of the three interdependent components of comprehensive arts education--arts education, arts integration, and arts exposure.
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