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State Requirements - Utah

Authorization:
SB 154 (1) The State Board of Education shall establish rigorous curriculum and graduation requirements under Section 53A-1-402, and consistent with state and federal regulations, for grades 9 through 12 that, beginning no later than with the graduating class of 2007 shall: (a) use competency-based standards and assessments; (b) include instruction that stresses general financial literacy from basic budgeting to financial investments, including bankruptcy education; and (c) increase graduation requirements in language arts, mathematics, and science to exceed the existing credit requirements of 3.0 units in language arts, 2.0 units in mathematics, and 2.0 units in science.

Curriculum:
R277-700. The Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum. Students Graduating Through the 2009-2010 School Year: Financial Literacy Education (.5 credit) required for High School Graduation effective January 1, 2008. The General Financial Literacy Core is designed for junior and senior students and represents those standards of learning that are essential and necessary for all students. The implementation of the ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills contained in the General Financial Literacy Core will enable students to implement those decision-making skills they must apply and use to become wise and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society.

Status Description:
Financial Literacy Education (.5 credit) Required for High School Graduation 2009-2010. NEW REQUIREMENT 2011

Resources:
  SB 0154 BILL
  Board of Education Rule 277-700
  Graduation Requirements
  Personal Finance Standards
  Personal Finance Brochure