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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 29, 2019 03:03 PM
From: Senator Daniel Laughlin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Requiring Public Schools to Allow Students to Apply Personal Finance Credits Towards Graduation Requirements
Date: May 28, 2019
To: All Senators
From: Senator Dan Laughlin
RE: Co-sponsorship

In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that will require public schools to allow students to apply personal finance credits towards to satisfying graduation requirements.

In order to help young people acquire the everyday critical knowledge necessary to make wise financial choices as adults, I believe high school courses in personal finance should be encouraged.

This legislation will require public schools to allow students, in grades 9-12, to apply up to one personal finance credit towards satisfying their social studies, family and consumer science, mathematics or business education credit requirement for graduation.

However, the public school has the discretion to determine the graduation credit requirement to which the credit earned shall be applied.

Please consider co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as SB723