2011 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Education and General Government for Higher Education Workgroup)|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to college credits; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Directs Department of Education to administer grant program to provide grants related to accelerated college credit programs.
Directs Joint Boards of Education to develop statewide standards for dual credit programs. Requires public high schools, community colleges and state institutions of higher education to implement statewide standards. Directs school districts, community college districts and state institutions of higher education to submit annual reports on academic performance of students enrolled in dual credit programs. Requires school districts to provide or ensure access to accelerated college credit programs. Establishes Accelerated College Credit Account. Appropriates moneys from General Fund to account. Continuously appropriates moneys in account to Department of Education. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2011.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|