SCS/HCS/HB 2000 - Under this act, the second week in April shall be designated as "Holocaust Education Week".
Holocaust education shall include age-appropriate instruction to elementary school students in 6th grade and higher.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall develop a curriculum framework of instruction for studying the Holocaust. Such curriculum framework shall be made available to up to 25 school districts or schools within a district as a pilot program in consultation with the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.
Each participating school district shall provide a plan of professional development for teachers.
The pilot program shall start in participating school districts in the 2023-2024 school year and shall be expanded to include all school districts by the 2026-2027 school year.
The Department shall provide for an evaluation regarding the success and impact of the pilot program upon completion of the first year of the pilot program and shall report the results of such evaluation to the General Assembly.
This act contains an emergency clause.
This act is similar to SCS/SB 983 (2022), a provision in the truly agreed CCS#2/HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 681 & 662 (2022), and a provision in HCS/HB 1753 (2022).