ARTS EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.

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.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Mar 19 2015)
H 138

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 17 2015 - More information

    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.


  • Summary date: Mar 3 2015 - More information

    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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