SB 0198 High schools to offer course on the Holocaust
Committee:EDUCLR Number:L0878.06P
Last Action:05/03/95 - Hearing Conducted H Education - Elementary & Secondary Committee
Title:SCS/SB 198
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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SCS/SB 198 - The act requires school districts to teach in high school course material which reviews the history of Black slavery in America, the history of native Americans, the history of atrocities committed by Communist regimes, such as the Stalinist purges in the Soviet Union and the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and the history of the "Holocaust", to an extent determined by the Commissioner of Education. The term "Holocaust" is defined in the act as the systematic, planned annihilation of European Jews and other groups by Nazi Germany during the years 1933 to 1945.

Schools districts which maintain high schools may offer course material reviewing the "Holocaust" in grades K through 8. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall collect and coordinate material for teaching this subject and provide technical assistance upon request. A school district shall receive a one year waiver from this requirement if the district school board adopts a resolution requesting such a waiver.