Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/9/2022 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 11. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Implementation of the Personal Finance Course
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.37 - Graduation Requirements
File Attachment:
Personal Finance Board Report June 2022.pdf
Background: This is the quarterly update on the development and implementation of the new personal finance course offered to students. At its regular meeting in May 2021 the Board approved the proposed revisions to Administrative Policy 7.37, requiring all high school students to take a one-semester personal finance course to prepare them to be college-and-career-ready. The graduation requirement began at three schools - Riverside University High School, Alexander Hamilton High School, and Green Tree Preparatory Academy - starting with the Class of 2026, with additional schools being added in subsequent semesters/years. The graduation requirement will be in affect for all high schools for the Class of 2028. Twelve schools offered the course in 2021-2022. The following six schools will offer the personal finance course beginning in Fall 2022: Audubon, Golda Meir, James Madison Academic Campus, Rufus King, North Division, and Barack Obama.

The report will provide information on the following:
1. A review of the 2021-2022 year, including pre-and-post-test results.
2. A review of district highlights and accomplishments.
3. Personal finance teacher professional development plan.
4. A review of the timeline for scaling the implementation to all high schools.
5. Immediate next steps in the implementation process, including strategies to engage more students and families next year.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Eric Radomski - Senior Manager, Career and Technical Education
Signed By:
John Hill, Ph.D. - Director
Signed By:
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent