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2005 TX HB 492

TX HB 492 2005 Summary: Effective September 1, 2005 PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY. (a) The Texas essential knowledge and skills and Section 28.025 shall require instruction in personal financial literacy in one or more courses required for high school graduation. (b) incorporate instruction in personal financial literacy into any course meeting a requirement for an economics credit under Section 28.025, using materials approved by the board. (c) comply with Subsection (b) beginning with the 2006-2007 school year. The board shall adopt essential knowledge and skills for a course including the requirements of Subsection (a) not later than the 2008-2009 school year. This subsection and Subsection (b) expire September 1, 2009.

Current Social Studies requirement--three and one-half credits. The credits must include Economics, with emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits (one-half credit).

Status Description:
Personal Finance Education Provided within Economics Content Standards and is a Requirement for High School Graduation 2006-2007.

  HB 492 BILL
  Board of Education Code 74.34
  Graduation Requirements
  Personal Finance Materials