A bill was introduced on January 8 to the Committee on Education regarding the future of existing economic courses in high schools across the state.
State Senator Luke Rankin (R-Conway) pre-filed a bill in December 2018, that would require each high school student to complete a one-half credit course on personal finance.
The finance course would take place of existing economics coursework and would be required for high school graduation.
The course would also include an end-of-course examination.
According to the bill, The State Department of Education would develop the curriculum for this course work before July 1, 2020.
If approved, voted on and then signed by Governor Henry McMaster, this act would take effect in the 2020-2021 school year.
You can access the bill here.