**HB 533 – VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES**

29Jan2014… 2253h

15May2014… 1799EBA

2014 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

29Jan2014… 2253h

15May2014… 1799EBA

13-0302

04/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

*In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen*

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. Requiring a high school pupil to attain competency in mathematics for each year in which he or she is in high school through graduation to ensure career and college readiness. A pupil may meet this requirement either by satisfactorily completing a minimum of 4 courses in mathematics or by satisfactorily completing a minimum of 3 mathematics courses and one non-mathematics content area course in which mathematics knowledge and skills are embedded and applied, as may be approved by the school board. The rules shall be implemented in the 2015-16 school year.

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

HB533 Revision: 26992 Date: March 27, 2014, midnight