senate Bill S5966A

Amended

Establishes a career and technical education (CTE) diploma

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 23 / Oct / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5966A
  • 08 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5966B
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5966C
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1607
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Establishes a career and technical education (CTE) diploma; a CTE pathway to a diploma shall be based on a curriculum designed to provide students with technical skills and shall demonstrate that the student is ready for a career as determined by regulations of the commissioner.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5966
S5966A
S5966B
S5966C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S5966A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to estab-
lishing a career and technical education diploma

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would create a Career and
Technical Education (CTE) diploma. The establishment of a CTE diploma
would provide a new alternative pathway to a high school graduation that
incorporates career focused education classes and curriculum into school
programs thereby producing more highly skilled workers for New York
State's technical and manufacturing industries.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
read as follows:

§ 817 Career and technical education pathway to a high school diploma.

1 a. A career and technical education (CTE) pathway to a diploma shall:

(i) result in a regents or local diploma;

(ii) differ from the traditional requirements to a regents or local
diploma with respect to required assessments;

(iii) be made available to all students, including, but not limited to
students with disabilities.

b. A CTE pathway to a diploma shall be based on curriculum.

(i) completion of a CTE sequence;

(ii) completion of a three-part technical assessment;

(iii) completion of work-based learning experiences as provided by the
approved program; and

(iv) completion of a work-skills employability profile.

c. For purposes of this section, a career and technical education shall
include, but are not limited to, a course of study in the following
career fields: agriculture education, business and marketing education,
family and consumer sciences education, business and marketing educa-
tion, technical education, and trade and industrial education.

2. The board of regents shall promulgate such regulations of the commis-
sioner as may be necessary to establish the curriculum, assessments and
any other criteria that students must achieve to earn a regents or local
diploma via a CTE pathway.

3. Students who entered high school in the two-thousand thirteen-two
thousand fourteen school year and thereafter shall be eligible to earn a
diploma via a CTE pathway.

JUSTIFICATION: Today's manufacturing and technical jobs often require
special skill sets and can offer above average salaries and benefits;
however, a shortage of skilled applicants in technical and manufacturing
applications is becoming a burden to New York State business owners. The
creation of a specialized technical education diploma referred to as a
CTE diploma will chart a new pathway to high-school graduation. Creating
a CTE pathwahy to graduation would encourage students in welding, culi-
nary, green energy, health services, mechanical technology, computer
systems and networking and other technical education programs to advance
to a two-year institution or a certificate based program - decreasing
overall dropout rates and closing New York State's middle skills job
gap. A CTE diploma pathway will also teach the skills students need to
attain jobs in a variety of industries, including high-tech manufactur-
ing, nanotechnology, cybersecurity, biosciences and more.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its
effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on
or before such effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5966--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. VALESKY, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a  career
  and technical education diploma

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
read as follows:
  S 817.  CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLO-
MA.  1. A. A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION  (CTE)  PATHWAY  TO  A  HIGH
SCHOOL DIPLOMA IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL:
  (I) RESULT IN A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA;
  (II)  DIFFER  FROM  THE TRADITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO A REGENTS OR LOCAL
DIPLOMA WITH RESPECT TO REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS;
  (III) BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
  B. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL BE BASED ON CURRICULUM DESIGNED TO
PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH TECHNICAL SKILLS AND SHALL  DEMONSTRATE  THAT  THE
STUDENT  IS  READY  FOR  A  CAREER  AS  DETERMINED BY REGULATIONS OF THE
COMMISSIONER. A CTE PATHWAY TO A  DIPLOMA  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE
LIMITED TO:
  (I) COMPLETION OF A CTE SEQUENCE;
  (II) COMPLETION OF A THREE-PART TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT;
  (III) COMPLETION OF WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS PROVIDED BY THE
APPROVED PROGRAM; AND,
  (IV) COMPLETION OF A WORK-SKILLS EMPLOYABILITY PROFILE.
  C.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION, A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, A COURSE OF STUDY IN THE FOLLOWING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11824-05-4

S. 5966--A                          2

CAREER FIELDS: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND MARKETING  EDUCATION,
FAMILY  AND  CONSUMER  SCIENCES EDUCATION, HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EDUCATION,
TECHNICAL EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY  EDUCATION,  AND  TRADE  AND  INDUSTRIAL
EDUCATION.
  2.  THE  BOARD  OF  REGENTS  SHALL  PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS OF THE
COMMISSIONER AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH  THE  CURRICULUM,  ASSESS-
MENTS  AND  ANY  OTHER  CRITERIA  THAT  STUDENTS  MUST ACHIEVE TO EARN A
REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY.
  3. STUDENTS WHO ENTERED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWO THOUSAND  THIRTEEN--TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A
DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regu-
lation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effec-
tive  date  are  authorized  and directed to be made and completed on or
before such effective date.

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