TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (2/17/15)--Thanks in part to the work of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU), Florida is getting closer to requiring students to take at least a one-half credit class in financial literacy.
Legislation marking the third and final phase of the process to establish the required class, called "The Money Course," was announced Thursday at a press conference with league representation in attendance (eSignal Feb. 13).
Both the content and the cost of "The Money Course" had already been approved with HBs 29 and 92 in 2013 and 2014.
The third phase, adoption, will be worked on by the league, Sen. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange)--who was recently awarded the CUNA Desjardins Financial Education Award for State Government Policymakers--Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) and Rep. Manny Diaz (R-Hialeah).
Jared Ross, league senior vice president of association services, was one of a number of speakers during the press conference, though remarks from a high school senior and AP economics teacher were the most memorable of the occasion, according to LSCU.