Bill Text

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-1787 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma.(2019-2020)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 03/28/2019 09:00 PM
AB1787:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1787


Introduced by Assembly Member Kiley

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 51451 of the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction. high school diplomas.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1787, as amended, Kiley. Pupil instruction: civics education. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma.
Existing law requires a pupil to complete specified courses as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation from high school, including the completion of a one-semester course in American government and civics. Existing law provides that a pupil who completes all requirements for a high school diploma and demonstrates mastery of the curriculum in at least 6 subject matter areas, 4 of which are mathematics, English language arts, science, and United States history, with the remaining 2 subject matter areas selected by the pupil, qualifies for a Golden State Seal Merit Diploma.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation relating to civics education. instead require a pupil to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum in at least 6 subject matter areas, 5 of which are mathematics, English language arts, science, United States history, and American government or civics, with the remaining subject area selected by the pupil, to qualify for that merit diploma.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 51451 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51451.
 A student pupil who meets the following requirements shall qualify for a Golden State Seal Merit Diploma:
(a) The completion of all requirements for a high school diploma.
(b) A demonstration of the mastery of the curriculum in at least six subject matter areas, four five of which shall be mathematics, English language arts, science, and United States history, and American government or civics, with the remaining two subject matter areas area selected by the student. pupil.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation relating to civics education.