October 22, 2014, Introduced by Senators PROOS, PAPPAGEORGE, COLBECK, BOOHER, WALKER, NOFS, ANANICH, BRANDENBURG, PAVLOV, JONES, JANSEN and HANSEN and referred to the Committee on Education.
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1278d.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1278d. (1) If a pupil successfully completes all of the
following credit requirements while in grades 7 to 12, the pupil is
eligible for a STEM diploma endorsement issued by the department
under section 1278e:
(a) All applicable requirements of the Michigan merit standard
for a high school diploma under sections 1278a and 1278b.
(b) At least 6 credits in mathematics approved by the
(c) At least 6 credits in science approved by the department.
(2) Upon determining that a pupil has met the requirements
under subsection (1), a school district or public school academy
shall submit to the department, in the form and manner prescribed
by the department, a certification that the pupil is eligible for a
STEM diploma endorsement and a request for the department to issue
and transmit to the school district or public school academy a STEM
diploma endorsement for the pupil. Upon receipt of the endorsement,
the school district or public school academy shall notate the
pupil's transcript to indicate the pupil has earned a STEM diploma
endorsement and shall provide to the pupil the endorsement issued
by the department.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless Senate Bill No. 1109
of the 97th Legislature is enacted into law.