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SF 17

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/14/2019 03:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring a government and citizenship course for graduation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.024, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.024, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Graduation requirements.

Students deleted text beginbeginning 9th grade in the 2011-2012
school year and later
deleted text end must successfully complete the following high school level credits for
graduation:

(1) four credits of language arts sufficient to satisfy all of the academic standards in
English language arts;

(2) three credits of mathematics, including an algebra II credit or its equivalent, sufficient
to satisfy all of the academic standards in mathematics;

(3) an algebra I credit by the end of 8th grade sufficient to satisfy all of the 8th grade
standards in mathematics;

(4) three credits of science, including at least one credit of biology, one credit of chemistry
or physics, and one elective credit of science. The combination of credits under this clause
must be sufficient to satisfy (i) all of the academic standards in either chemistry or physics
and (ii) all other academic standards in science;

(5) three and one-half credits of social studies, new text beginincluding credit for a specific course in
government and citizenship in either 11th or 12th grade for students beginning 9th grade
in the 2020-2021 school year and later, and a combination of other credits
new text endencompassing
at least United States history, geography, government and citizenship, world history, and
economics sufficient to satisfy all of the academic standards in social studies;

(6) one credit of the arts sufficient to satisfy all of the state or local academic standards
in the arts; and

(7) a minimum of seven elective credits.