2006 House Bill 5606

House Roll Call 322: Passed

To adopt a House-Senate conference committee compromise prescribing high school graduation requirements for public schools and charter schools, beginning with the class graduating in 2011. These would include four year-long courses each in English and mathematics (including Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry); three each in science and social science (including biology and chemistry or physics); one in health and physical education; one in fine arts or music; and at least one in certain electives specified in the bill. Beginning with the class of 2016, two years of foreign language would be required sometime during the student's K-12 career. Students could "test-out" of any of the requirements. The Department of Education would be required to develop content expectations for each subject. At least one semester of Algebra II would be required for all, but struggling students could then enter an alternative math class. The provisions are divided between this bill and Senate Bill 1124.

97 Yeas / 9 Nays
Republican (51 Yeas / 7 Nays)
Democrat (46 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)