Montgomery County Considering Financial Literacy Requirement

Proposed by the student member of the Montgomery County School Board, the course would teach students how to budget, invest, spend and borrow.

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The board will vote at its October 26 meeting. The proposal directs the county’s interim superintendent to explore the feasibility of creating a 0.5-credit course and issue a report by January. If approved, implementation would occur in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The county would join public schools in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll and Charles Counties that already require students to take a financial literacy course to graduate. Prince George’s County added a graduation requirement last year for the class of 2024.