Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday signed into law a bill requiring high school students to take a financial literacy course to get their diplomas.
Senate Bill 1, sponsored by state Sens. Rob McColley (R., Napoleon) and Steve Wilson (R., Maineville), would apply to students who enter the ninth grade after July 1, requiring them to take a semester of financial literary and requiring those who teach it to obtain license validation for the subject.
The bill also provides greater flexibility to schools in hiring substitute teachers for this school year only in hopes of alleviating a shortage of substitutes.