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Full Text of HB3296  102nd General Assembly

HB3296sam001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Melinda Bush

Filed: 3/16/2022

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3296

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3296 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
510-20.83 and 34-18.78 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.83 new)
7    Sec. 10-20.83. College and career readiness systems.
8    (a) Subject to subsection (d) of this Section, by July 1,
92025, a school district that enrolls students in any of grades
106 through 12 shall adopt and commence implementation of career
11exploration and career development activities in accordance
12with a postsecondary and career expectations framework for
13each of grades 6 through 12 served by the district that
14substantially aligns to the model framework adopted by State
15agencies pursuant to Section 15 of the Postsecondary and
16Workforce Readiness Act. The local postsecondary and career

 

 

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1expectations framework shall be available on a prominent
2location on the school district's website.
3    The career exploration and career development activities
4offered in alignment with the postsecondary and career
5expectations framework shall prepare students enrolled in
6grades 6 through 12 to make informed plans and decisions about
7their future education and career goals, including possible
8participation in a career and technical education pathway, by
9providing students with opportunities to explore a wide
10variety of high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand career fields.
11    (b) By no later than July 1, 2025, a school district that
12enrolls students in any of grades 9 through 12 shall either
13elect to implement College and Career Pathway Endorsements in
14accordance with subsection (c) of this Section or opt out of
15implementation in accordance with subsection (d) of this
16Section.
17    (c) A school district that enrolls students in any of
18grades 9 through 12 electing to implement College and Career
19Pathway Endorsements shall become an eligible school district
20and either (i) independently, (ii) through an area career
21center, or (iii) through an inter-district cooperative, award
22College and Career Pathway Endorsements pursuant to the
23Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and pursuant to the
24following schedule:
25        (1) for the high school graduating class of 2027, a
26    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway

 

 

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1    Endorsements in at least one endorsement area;
2        (2) for the high school graduating class of 2029, a
3    school district shall offer College and Career Pathway
4    Endorsements in at least 2 endorsement areas; and
5        (3) for the high school graduating class of 2031, a
6    school district with a grade 9 through 12 enrollment of
7    more than 350 students, as calculated by the State Board
8    of Education for the 2022-2023 school year, shall offer
9    College and Career Pathway Endorsements in at least 3
10    endorsement areas.
11    A school district may elect to implement College and
12Career Pathway Endorsements by July 1, 2025, either by
13submitting the necessary application materials to the State
14Board of Education to award the number of endorsements
15required by this subsection or by the school board of the
16district adopting a timeline for implementation consistent
17with the requirements of this subsection.
18    (d) The school board of any school district may, by action
19of the board, opt out of implementation of all or any part of
20this Section through adoption of a set of findings that
21considers the following:
22        (1) the school district's current systems for college
23    and career readiness;
24        (2) the school district's cost of implementation
25    balanced against the potential benefits to students and
26    families through improved postsecondary education and

 

 

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1    career outcomes;
2        (3) the willingness and capacity of local businesses
3    to partner with the school district for successful
4    implementation of pathways other than education;
5        (4) the willingness of institutions of higher
6    education to partner with the school district for
7    successful implementation of the pathway and whether the
8    district has sought and established a partnership
9    agreement with a community college district incorporating
10    the provisions of the Model Partnership Agreement under
11    the Dual Credit Quality Act;
12        (5) the availability of a statewide database of
13    participating local business partners, as provided under
14    the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act, for the
15    purpose of career readiness and the accessibility of those
16    work experiences and apprenticeships listed in the
17    database to the students of the school district; and
18        (6) the availability of properly licensed teachers or
19    teachers meeting faculty credential standards for dual
20    credit courses to instruct in the program required for the
21    endorsement areas.
22    A school district must report its board findings and
23decision on implementation to the State Board of Education. A
24school district electing to opt out of implementation may
25reverse its decision in whole or in part at any time.
26    (e) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules

 

 

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1necessary to implement this Section.
 
2    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.78 new)
3    Sec. 34-18.78. College and career readiness systems.
4    (a) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, by July 1,
52024, the school district shall adopt and commence
6implementation of a postsecondary and career expectations
7framework for each of grades 6 through 12 that substantially
8aligns to the model framework adopted by State agencies
9pursuant to Section 15 of the Postsecondary and Workforce
10Readiness Act. The local postsecondary and career expectations
11framework shall be available on a prominent location on the
12school district's website.
13    The career exploration and career development activities
14offered in alignment with the postsecondary and career
15expectations framework shall prepare students enrolled in
16grades 6 through 12 to make informed plans and decisions about
17their future education and career goals, including possible
18participation in a career and technical education pathway, by
19providing students with opportunities to explore a wide
20variety of high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand career fields.
21    (b) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, the school
22district shall become an eligible school district and award
23College and Career Pathway Endorsements pursuant to the
24Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and pursuant to the
25following schedule:

 

 

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

 

 

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1    database to the students of the school district; and
2        (5) the availability of properly licensed teachers or
3    teachers meeting faculty credential standards for dual
4    credit courses to instruct in the program required for the
5    endorsement areas.
6    The school district must report its board findings and
7decision on implementation to the State Board of Education. If
8the school district elects to opt out of implementation, the
9district may reverse its decision in whole or in part at any
10time.
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.
21In addition, ISBE shall publish and maintain on its website an
22inventory of resources available to support school districts
23in implementing College and Career Pathway Endorsements,
24including sector-specific resources.
25(Source: P.A. 99-674, eff. 7-29-16.)".