Bill Summaries: H498 K-5 ART AND MUSIC.

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  • Summary date: Mar 28 2023 - View Summary

    Enacts GS 115C-81.90 (requiring music education in elementary school) and GS 115C-81.91 (requiring visual arts education in elementary school), requiring instruction in music/visual arts that aligns with the Standard Course of Study for all students in kindergarten through grade five. Requires each course to meet the following four criteria: (1) occur at least one instructional day out of every five instructional days; (2) taught by a licensed music or visual arts teacher, depending on the subject matter; (3) instructional sessions must last at least 30 consecutive minutes; and (4) instructional sessions must be given to classes no larger than the maximum instructional session for each grade, as provided by law. Applies beginning with the 2024-25 school year.