HB 1563 - Education; character curric- ulum; develop and implement

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 1563 - Education; character curric- ulum; develop and implement

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Code Sections - 20-2-145
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House Comm: Ed / Senate Comm: / House Vote: Yeas Nays Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 2/1/96 Read 1st Time 2/2/96 Read 2nd Time 2/20/96 Favorably Reported Sub Committee Amend/Sub ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 20-2-145
HB 1563 LC 19 3038S A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Part 2 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the 1- 2 Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to education 1- 3 competencies and core curriculum, so as to provide for the 1- 4 development by the State Board of Education of a character 1- 5 curriculum in Georgia public schools; to provide for related 1- 6 matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting 1- 7 laws; and for other purposes. 1- 8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. Education; character curric- ulum; develop and implement 1563thb1563 1- 9 Part 2 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official 1-10 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to education 1-11 competencies and core curriculum, is amended by adding at 1-12 the end of said part a new Code Section 20-2-145 to read as 1-13 follows: 1-14 "20-2-145. (Index) 1-15 The State Board of Education shall develop by the start of 1-16 the of the 1996-1997 school year a comprehensive character 1-17 education program for levels K-12. This comprehensive 1-18 character education program shall be known as the 1-19 'character curriculum' and shall focus on the students' 1-20 development of the following character traits: courage, 1-21 patriotism, citizenship, honesty, fairness, respect for 1-22 others, kindness, cooperation, self-respect, self-control, 1-23 courtesy, compassion, tolerance, diligence, generosity, 1-24 punctuality, cleanliness, cheerfulness, school pride, 1-25 respect for the environment, patience, creativity, 1-26 sportsmanship, loyalty, and perseverance. Local boards may 1-27 implement such a program at any time and for any grade 1-28 levels, and the state board shall encourage the 1-29 implementation of such plan." SECTION 2. 1-30 This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the 1-31 Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. -1- (Index) LC 19 3038S SECTION 3. 2- 1 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2- 2 repealed. -2- (Index)

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