HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2997        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2039

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sheila C. Harrington

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act requiring public school districts to add civics to their curriculum.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2997        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2039

By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2039) of Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation to require public school districts to include civics in their curriculum.  Education.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act requiring public school districts to add civics to their curriculum.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Every public school district shall require all students to complete a section in civics before graduating from secondary school. Civics education course may be offered at either the secondary school or intermediate school level at the discretion of the Administration of the school district. Said course may be incorporated into a social studies curriculum if applicable.