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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 4127

   
 

*SB0017904127SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th Dist.

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

 

To: Senate Bill No. 179

File No. 311

Cal. No. 226

"AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION ISSUES. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 10-16b of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 15-94, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter, as taught by legally qualified teachers, the arts; career education; consumer education; health and safety, including, but not limited to, human growth and development, nutrition, first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in accordance with the provisions of section 10-16qq, disease prevention and cancer awareness, including, but not limited to, age and developmentally appropriate instruction in performing self-examinations for the purposes of screening for breast cancer and testicular cancer, community and consumer health, physical, mental and emotional health, including youth suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, safety, which shall include the safe use of social media, as defined in section 9-601, and may include the dangers of gang membership, and accident prevention; language arts, including reading, writing, grammar, speaking and spelling; mathematics; physical education; science; social studies, including, but not limited to, citizenship, economics, geography, government and history; computer programming instruction; and in addition, on at least the secondary level, one or more world languages and vocational education. For purposes of this subsection, world languages shall include American Sign Language, provided such subject matter is taught by a qualified instructor under the supervision of a teacher who holds a certificate issued by the State Board of Education. For purposes of this subsection, the "arts" means any form of visual or performing arts, which may include, but not be limited to, dance, music, art and theatre. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2016

10-16b(a)