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Full Text of HB3296  102nd General Assembly

HB3296ham003 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Suzanne Ness

Filed: 3/1/2022

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3296

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3296, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4following:
 
5    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
610-20.83 and 34-18.78 as follows:
 
7    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.83 new)
8    Sec. 10-20.83. College and career readiness systems.
9    (a) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, by July 1,
102025, a school district that enrolls students in any of grades
116 through 12 shall adopt and commence implementation of career
12exploration and career development activities in accordance
13with a postsecondary and career expectations framework for
14each of grades 6 through 12 served by the district that
15substantially aligns to the model framework adopted by State
16agencies pursuant to Section 15 of the Postsecondary and

 

 

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1Workforce Readiness Act. The local postsecondary and career
2expectations framework shall be available on a prominent
3location on the school district's website.
4    The career exploration and career development activities
5offered in alignment with the postsecondary and career
6expectations framework shall prepare students enrolled in
7grades 6 through 12 to make informed plans and decisions about
8their future education and career goals, including possible
9participation in a career and technical education pathway, by
10providing students with opportunities to explore a wide
11variety of high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand career fields.
12    (b) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, a school
13district that enrolls students in any of grades 9 through 12
14shall become an eligible school district and either (i)
15independently, (ii) through an area career center, or (iii)
16through an inter-district cooperative, award College and
17Career Pathway Endorsements pursuant to the Postsecondary and
18Workforce Readiness Act and pursuant to the following
19schedule:
20        (1) for the high school graduating class of 2027, a
21    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway
22    Endorsements in at least one endorsement area;
23        (2) for the high school graduating class of 2029, a
24    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway
25    Endorsements in at least 2 endorsement areas; and
26        (3) for the high school graduating class of 2031, a

 

 

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1    school district with a grade 9 through 12 enrollment of
2    more than 350 students, as calculated by the State Board
3    of Education for the 2022-2023 school year, shall offer
4    College and Career Pathway Endorsements in at least 3
5    endorsement areas.
6    (c) The school board of any school district may, by action
7of the board, opt out of implementation of all or any part of
8this Section through adoption of a set of findings that
9considers the following:
10        (1) the school district's current systems for college
11    and career readiness;
12        (2) the school district's cost of implementation
13    balanced against the potential benefits to students and
14    families through improved postsecondary education and
15    career outcomes;
16        (3) the willingness and capacity of local businesses
17    to partner with the school district for successful
18    implementation of pathways other than education;
19        (4) the availability of a statewide database of
20    participating local business partners, as provided under
21    the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act, for the
22    purpose of career readiness and the accessibility of those
23    work experiences and apprenticeships listed in the
24    database to the students of the school district; and
25        (5) the availability of properly licensed teachers to
26    instruct in the program required for the endorsement

 

 

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1    areas.
2    A school district must report its board findings and
3decision on implementation to the State Board of Education.
4    (d) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules
5necessary to implement this Section.
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.78 new)
7    Sec. 34-18.78. College and career readiness systems.
8    (a) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, by July 1,
92024, the school district shall adopt and commence
10implementation of a postsecondary and career expectations
11framework for each of grades 6 through 12 that substantially
12aligns to the model framework adopted by State agencies
13pursuant to Section 15 of the Postsecondary and Workforce
14Readiness Act. The local postsecondary and career expectations
15framework shall be available on a prominent location on the
16school district's website.
17    The career exploration and career development activities
18offered in alignment with the postsecondary and career
19expectations framework shall prepare students enrolled in
20grades 6 through 12 to make informed plans and decisions about
21their future education and career goals, including possible
22participation in a career and technical education pathway, by
23providing students with opportunities to explore a wide
24variety of high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand career fields.
25    (b) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, the school

 

 

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1district shall become an eligible school district and award
2College and Career Pathway Endorsements pursuant to the
3Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and pursuant to the
4following schedule:
5        (1) for the high school graduating class of 2026, the
6    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway
7    Endorsements in at least one endorsement area;
8        (2) for the high school graduating class of 2028, the
9    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway
10    Endorsements in at least 2 endorsement areas; and
11        (3) for the high school graduating class of 2030, the
12    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway
13    Endorsements in at least 3 endorsement areas.
14    (c) The board may, by action of the board, opt out of
15implementation of all or any part of this Section through
16adoption of a set of findings that considers the following:
17        (1) the school district's current systems for college
18    and career readiness;
19        (2) the school district's cost of implementation
20    balanced against the potential benefits to students and
21    families through improved postsecondary education and
22    career outcomes;
23        (3) the willingness and capacity of local businesses
24    to partner with the school district for successful
25    implementation of pathways other than education;
26        (4) the availability of a statewide database of

 

 

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1    participating local business partners, as provided under
2    the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act, for the
3    purpose of career readiness and the accessibility of those
4    work experiences and apprenticeships listed in the
5    database to the students of the school district; and
6        (5) the availability of properly licensed teachers to
7    instruct in the program required for the endorsement
8    areas.
9    The school district must report its board findings and
10decision on implementation to the State Board of Education.
11    (d) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules
12necessary to implement this Section.
 
13    Section 10. The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act
14is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
 
15    (110 ILCS 148/15)
16    Sec. 15. Postsecondary and career expectations.
17    (a) By no later than July 1, 2017, ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, and
18ISAC, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders, shall
19jointly adopt and publicize model postsecondary and career
20expectations for public school students in grades 8 through
2112. The model postsecondary and career expectations shall
22define activities that school districts, parents, and
23community-based organizations should support students in
24completing and related knowledge students should possess by no

 

 

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1later than the end of each grade level. The model
2postsecondary and career expectations must address the
3following categories:
4        (1) career exploration and development;
5        (2) postsecondary institution exploration,
6    preparation, and selection; and
7        (3) financial aid and financial literacy.
8    (b) By July 1, 2023, ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, and ISAC, in
9consultation with appropriate stakeholders, shall jointly
10adopt and publicize an update to the model postsecondary and
11career expectations that extends the expectations to grade 6
12and includes such other revisions and updates as the agencies
13deem appropriate.
14    (c) By July 1, 2024, ISBE shall consult with a statewide
15organization representing businesses and manufacturing. After
16consultation, ISBE shall publish and maintain on its website a
17current database, organized by region, of employer champions
18for work-based learning and career readiness systems and
19programs. Each employer must consent to its designation as a
20champion and its information being published in the database.
21(Source: P.A. 99-674, eff. 7-29-16.)".