By: Giddings H.B. No. 2804
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to school district internship programs in which students
earn local credit for high school graduation by working with
elected government officials.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 28.002(f), Education Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(f) In addition to courses in the required curriculum, a [
school district may offer courses for local credit, including an
internship program in which a student works with an elected local,
state, or national government official [ in addition to those in the
required curriculum]. The State Board of Education shall be
flexible in approving a course for credit for high school
graduation under this subsection.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2003.