TOPEKA – A bill promoting financial literacy for Kansas students is on the scheduled for discussion today in the Senate.
Because the House altered Senate Bill 84 in a committee, the Senate has two options, either agree with the bill and send it to the governor or vote to nonconcur and send the proposal to a committee to work out a compromise.
The measure as amended would require the State Board of Education to develop financial literacy curriculum standards for all grade levels. The proposal also directs the board to encourage school districts to look for text books that include a strong personal financial literacy component.
The idea has been pushed by Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, and Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, D-Park City.