67th Girls Nation Congress
To educate the youth of America on issues and dangers surrounding the environment.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators Mann and Nodine of Tennessee introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 1. TITLE
This act may be cited as the "Elementary Children Environmental Education Act" (ECEEA).
SECTION 2. PURPOSE
The ECEEA will serve to educate American youth on environmental issues, ensuring that future generations understand how a preventative strategy should be taken to address said issues.
SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS
Elementary children refer to those school-aged individuals attending a public school in the 4th grade.
SECTION 4. ELEMENTARY CHILDREN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACT
The ECEEA entails that:
(A) The Head of the Department of Education will choose a panel of 15 individuals, each with science-related backgrounds, by application to create the Environmental Education Panel (EEP).
(1) No two panelists may be from the same state.
(2) Panelists will create a list of at least 7 environmental issues of nat'l prevalence.
(B) Students will have 5 consecutive days during the school year in which a minimum of 1 hour per day will be devoted to discussing and learning about environmental issues.
(1) The teacher for this time frame will be a teacher already within the school, selected by the principal to teach this program.
(2) The teacher must cover at least 5 of the topics chosen by the EEP.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall be effective for all citizens of the United States in the elementary grade of 4th grade, during the 2014-2015 school year and beyond, on or after June 1, 2014.
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