senate Bill S5966A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a career and technical education (CTE) diploma

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1607
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 13, 2014 print number 5966c
amend and recommit to education
May 08, 2014 print number 5966b
amend and recommit to education
Jan 27, 2014 print number 5966a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Oct 23, 2013 referred to rules

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Co-Sponsors

S5966 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

S5966 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S5966

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) 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 diploma. 1.a. A career, and
technical, education (CTE) diploma is hereby established. A CTE
diploma shall:

(i) he a graduation diploma that confers the same benefits for
students that are conferred by a regents or local diploma;

(ii) differ from the regents or local diploma pathway with respect to
required assessments; and

(iii) provide a pathway for students with disabilities.

b. A CTE 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.

c. For purposes of this section, a career and technical education
shall include, but not be limited to a course of study it the
following career fields: agriculture, business and marketing, family
and consumer sciences, health occupations, trade, technology,
manufacturing, machining and engineering.

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 CTE diploma.

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

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 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 on July 1, 2015

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

                                  5966

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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 DIPLOMA.  1.  A.  A  CAREER  AND
TECHNICAL  EDUCATION  (CTE) DIPLOMA IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED. A CTE DIPLOMA
SHALL:
  (I) BE A  GRADUATION  DIPLOMA  THAT  CONFERS  THE  SAME  BENEFITS  FOR
STUDENTS THAT ARE CONFERRED BY A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA;
  (II)  DIFFER FROM THE REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA PATHWAY WITH RESPECT TO
REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS; AND
  (III) PROVIDE A PATHWAY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
  B. A CTE 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.
  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, BUSINESS AND MARKETING, FAMILY AND  CONSUMER
SCIENCES,  HEALTH OCCUPATIONS, TRADE, TECHNOLOGY, MANUFACTURING, MACHIN-
ING AND ENGINEERING.
  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  CTE
DIPLOMA.
  3. STUDENTS WHO ENTERED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN - TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A
CTE DIPLOMA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11824-01-3

S. 5966                             2

  S  2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015; provided, further, 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.

Co-Sponsors

S5966A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

S5966A - Bill Texts

view 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.

view sponsor memo
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.

Co-Sponsors

S5966B - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

S5966B - Bill Texts

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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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5966B

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) 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 and English Language Learners.

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 education, technical 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 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, 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.

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

                                 5966--B

                       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

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 AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11824-07-4

S. 5966--B                          2

  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 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.

Co-Sponsors

S5966C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L

S5966C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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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.

view 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.

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                    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.

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