An act relating to a personal financial responsibility
pilot program; establishing a 3-year pilot program in the
state for certain purposes; providing a program goal;
requiring the Commissioner of Education to develop a
program curriculum and select certain school districts for
participation; requiring a report to the Governor and
Legislature; providing an effective date.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. A 3-year pilot program is established to provide
high school students in two school districts in each of the
northern, middle, and southern regions of the state with personal
financial responsibility instruction. The goal of the pilot
program will be to ensure that high school students in pilot
program districts receive instruction on budgeting, saving and
investing, credit card debt, and other issues associated with
personal financial responsibility. The Commissioner of Education
shall develop a curriculum for the program and select the school
districts for participation in the program. At the conclusion of
the pilot program, the Commissioner of Education shall report to
the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives on the feasibility of implementing the
program on a statewide basis.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.