senate Bill S5966C

Establishes a career and technical education (CTE) diploma

download pdf

Sponsor

Co-Sponsors

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 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.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8189C
Versions:
S5966
S5966A
S5966B
S5966C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง817, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5966C

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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would create a Career and
Technical Education (CTE) pathway to a diploma. The establishment of a
CTE pathway would provide a new alternative 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 is
hereby established. A CTE pathway to a diploma, if made available by a
school district 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, except as otherwise
required by federal law;

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

b. A CTE pathway to a diploma shall be based on a course of study
designed to provide students with technical knowledge and 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 are not limited to, a course of study in the
following 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,
assessments and any other criteria that students must achieve to earn
a regents or local diploma via a CTE pathway.


3. Students first entering ninth grade in the two thousand
fourteen-two thousand fifteen school year and thereafter shall be
eligible to earn a diploma via a CTE pathway if made available by a
school district.

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
pathway will chart a new alternative pathway to high-school
graduation. Creating a CTE pathway to graduation would encourage
students in welding, culinary, 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 manufacturing, 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.

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

                                 5966--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  VALESKY, AVELLA, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
  recommitted 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  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  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, IF
MADE AVAILABLE BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT 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,  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE
REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW;
  (III) BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.
  B. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL BE BASED  ON  A  COURSE  OF  STUDY
DESIGNED  TO  PROVIDE  STUDENTS  WITH TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND 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 COURSE OF STUDY;
  (II) COMPLETION OF A THREE-PART TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11824-10-4

S. 5966--C                          2

  (III) COMPLETION OF WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS PROVIDED BY THE
STATE 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
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  FIRST  ENTERING  NINTH  GRADE  IN   THE   TWO   THOUSAND
FOURTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN  SCHOOL  YEAR  AND  THEREAFTER SHALL BE
ELIGIBLE TO EARN A DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY  IF  MADE  AVAILABLE  BY  A
SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  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.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.