• VIYAC Editorial Board

VI Legislature (Civics Hearing)

Our President & Co-Founder, Genevieve Whitaker testified on behalf of VIYAC, yesterday, August, 3rd, 2019 in support of Bill No. 31-0337 (#civics education bill), a bill sponsored by in the Committee on Education and Workforce Development, sponsored by Senator Novelle Francis, Jr. and cosponsored by Senator Nellie Rivera-O'Reilly.

Link to view the hearing: Watch 31st Legislature of the Virgin Islands by LEGIT TV on:

Note: Following the publishing of this post, on October 7, 2016, Governor Kenneth Mapp signed the bill into law "...amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, section 41, subsection (c) "[a] structured civics course for grades 9-12 which utilizes materials relevant to the 8 Virgin Islands and includes the functions of the three branches of Government of the Virgin Islands 9 and the roles of public officials..."

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