PA 17-29—HB 7159
AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S SEAL OF BILITERACY
SUMMARY: This act requires the State Board of Education, by September 1, 2017, to establish criteria for local and regional boards of education to use when awarding the Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy. The act allows boards to affix this seal on diplomas they award to high school students who achieve high proficiency in English and at least one foreign language, beginning with the graduating class of 2018. Under the act, “foreign language” refers to a world language other than English, including American Sign Language and any language spoken by a federally recognized Native American tribe.
The act requires any board that issues such a seal to include a designation on the recipient's transcript indicating receipt of the seal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2017