SB276 (2019) Detail

Relative to career readiness credentials for high school students.


CHAPTER 322

SB 276-FN-A - FINAL VERSION

 

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2019 SESSION

19-0833

06/05

 

SENATE BILL 276-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to career readiness credentials for high school students.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Le, Rock. 31

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines certain terms related to career and technical education programs, creates ways for New Hampshire high school students to earn career ready credentials, adds to the reporting requirement of the advisory council on career and technical education, and permits students in grade 10 to enroll in career and technical education courses.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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19-0833

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to career readiness credentials for high school students.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

322:1  Short Title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the Career Readiness Drive to 65 Act.

322:2  Purpose Statement.  This act establishes a plan and a pathway to achieve the state's workforce needs as articulated in the study, 65 by 25 Achieving Economic Prosperity Through Post-

Secondary Education, and the state workforce investment board's sector analyses.  Benefits of the Career Readiness Drive to 65 Act include:  accelerated entry into the workforce, reduced employer training costs, improved new employee success, reduced student time and cost for postsecondary education credentials, and contributions to New Hampshire's long term economic growth.

322:3  New Paragraphs; Career and Technical Education; Definitions.  Amend RSA 188-E:2 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraphs:

III-a.  "Career pathway system" means a high quality education system that spans secondary education and postsecondary education, blending rigorous core academic and career instruction, offering focused career guidance and advisement systems including high-quality work-based learning experiences, to significantly expand access to, participation in, and successful completion of those pathways, culminating in postsecondary or industry credentials, licensure, and career-related technical skills.

III-b.  "Career readiness credential" includes completion of CTE courses or sequences of courses; enrollment in concurrent and/or dual enrollment courses; internships; apprenticeships; extended learning opportunities; work-based learning; bureau of career development, department of education career-pathway high schools; and the CCSNH running start program.  "Career readiness credential" may also be a statewide established recognition signifying that a high school graduate has met or exceeded specific statewide or nationally normed metrics related to career readiness.

III-c.  "Career readiness pathways" mean pathways available to New Hampshire students that, on successful completion, lead to a career readiness credential.

322:4  New Paragraph; Career and Technical Education; Definition.  Amend RSA 188-E:2 by inserting after paragraph VIII the following new paragraph:

IX.  "Work-based learning" means an educational strategy that offers students an opportunity to reinforce and deepen their classroom learning, explore future career fields, and demonstrate their skills in an authentic setting supported by educators and trained workplace mentors.

322:5  New Paragraph; Career and Technical Education; Responsibilities of School Districts.  Amend RSA 188-E:5 by inserting after paragraph X the following new paragraph:

XI.  Beginning in September 2020, and each year thereafter, school districts shall, for entering high school freshman: assess student career interests; document school pathways to career readiness credentials; advise all entering high school students how to achieve a career ready credential upon graduation; and record on a student's transcript progress towards the credential.  School districts shall report the following annually: the number of students who complete CTE; the number of dual enrollments, concurrent enrollments, extended learning opportunities, and work based learning enrollments; and the number of career ready credentials awarded.

322:6  Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education.  Amend RSA 188-E:10-b, VI to read as follows:

VI.(a)  The advisory council shall file an annual report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation [to] with the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the chairperson of the senate education and workforce development committee, the chairperson of the house education committee, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1.

(b)  The annual report shall include the progress of the department of education and the career and technical education centers toward:

(1)  Establishing a systematic transcript structure for work-based learning credentials.

(2)  Establishing requirements for a New Hampshire career readiness certificate.

(3)  Establishing annual reporting metrics for school district dual and concurrent course enrollment by class level and extended learning enrollment as defined in rules of the department of education.

(4)  Establishing annual reporting metrics for completion of career readiness credentials.

(5)  Determining whether a funding request is needed to support costs associated with career assessment, transcript development, or other facets necessary to implement career readiness credentials and if so, recommending such a request.

322:7  Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Program; Program Established.  Amend RSA 188-E:26 to read as follows:

188-E:26  Program Established.  There is established a dual and concurrent enrollment program in the department of education.  Participation in the program shall be offered to high school and career technical education center students in grades [11 and] 10 through 12.  The program shall provide opportunities for qualified New Hampshire high school students to gain access and support for dual and concurrent enrollment in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and STEM-related courses that are fundamental for success in postsecondary education and to meet New Hampshire's emerging workforce needs.

322:8  Career and Technical Education; Enrollment Requirements.  Amend RSA 188-E:27, I through III to read as follows:

I.  An interested high school student in [grade 11 or] grades 10 through 12 may enroll in a course that is designated by the CCSNH as part of the dual and concurrent enrollment program.

II.  A student in the program shall be provided funding for enrollment in no more than 2 dual or concurrent enrollment courses taken in grade [11] 10, no more than 2 dual or concurrent enrollment courses taken in grade 11, and no more than 2 dual or concurrent enrollment courses taken in grade 12.  A student may take more than 2 dual or concurrent enrollment courses per year at his or her own expense.

III.(a)  The state shall pay [up to $250] the current rate of concurrent enrollment tuition, which is established at $150 per course, to the CCSNH institution where a high school or career and technical education student successfully completes [an approved] the concurrent enrollment course [and the CCSNH shall accept such amount as full payment for course tuition].

(b)  The state shall pay the current rate of dual enrollment tuition, which is established at 1/2 the regular cost of the course, to the CCSNH institution where a high school or career and technical education student successfully completes a dual enrollment course and the CCSNH shall accept such amount as full payment for course tuition.

322:9  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: August 12, 2019

Effective Date: October 11, 2019

 

 

Links

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SB276 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2019 House Hearing
April 18, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB276 Revision: 6697 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
SB276 Revision: 6295 Date: July 3, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
SB276 Revision: 5846 Date: May 3, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
SB276 Revision: 5654 Date: March 21, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
SB276 Revision: 5466 Date: March 7, 2019, 1:05 p.m.
SB276 Revision: 5270 Date: Feb. 6, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Docket


Aug. 12, 2019: Signed by the Governor on 08/12/2019; Chapter 322; Effective 10/11/2019


June 27, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21


June 27, 2019: Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 56


June 27, 2019: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2641e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/27/2019); SJ 21


June 27, 2019: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2641e: AA VV 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 54


June 13, 2019: Sen. Kahn Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/13/2019; SJ 20


May 2, 2019: Referred to Finance 05/02/2019


May 2, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1558h: MA VV 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 4


May 2, 2019: Amendment # 2019-1558h: AA VV 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 4


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1558h (Vote 19-0; CC)


May 2, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1558h for 05/02/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 22 P. 4


April 18, 2019: Executive Session: 04/18/2019 10:00 am LOB 207


April 10, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/10/2019 01:30 pm LOB 207


March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Education HJ 11 P. 72


March 21, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1189s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/21/2019; SJ 9


March 21, 2019: Sen. Kahn Floor Amendment # 2019-1189s, AA, VV; 03/21/2019; SJ 9


March 21, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/21/2019; SC 14


March 7, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0661s, RC 24Y-0N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-0661s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0661s, 03/07/2019; SC 12


Feb. 19, 2019: Hearing: 02/19/2019, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 10


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 4