**HB 533 – AS INTRODUCED **

2013 SESSION

04/01

HOUSE BILL* 533*

AN ACT relative to the mathematics requirement for high school graduation.

This bill establishes a 4-year high school mathematics graduation requirement.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in *bold italics.*

Matter removed from current law appears [~~in brackets and struckthrough.~~]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13-0302

04/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

*In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen*

AN ACT relative to the mathematics requirement for high school graduation.

*Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:*

1 New Paragraph; State Board of Education; Rulemaking. Amend RSA 186:8 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:

VII. The state board of education shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, to establish a 4-year high school mathematics program as a requirement for graduation. The rules shall be implemented in the 2015-16 school year and shall include the study of mathematics in mathematics-specific courses or courses in which mathematics is embedded as part of the course, during each year a student is enrolled in high school.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.