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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: FOX 13 Tampa Bay: Florida bill requires high school students take financial literacy class

3/11/2022

"Florida bill requires high school students take financial literacy class"
Fox 13 Tampa Bay
Catherine Hawley
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Watch and read the full story here.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill is headed to the governor’s desk that would make a personal finance class mandatory to graduate high school. 

"I'm not sure why we didn't do it a long time ago," said parent Jeremiah Delgado.

Jeremiah Delgado and his wife Noelle fully support the idea of their three children getting a semester of financial literacy in high school.  The Hillsborough County couple says the basic principles of money management are a great foundation for everyone to have.

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This week, the House and Senate unanimously passed the Dorothy L Hukill Financial Literacy Act, requiring Florida high school students to take a personal finance class to graduate. The legislation is now on its way to the governor.

"A lot of people want Florida’s families to succeed. And now it's just nice to see the Florida Legislature recognized this in law to make it that important of a priority," said Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis.