A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP CAREER AND COLLEGE ENDORSEMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS, INCREASE ACCESS TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND TO WORK WITH THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLING IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN HIGH NEED EMPLOYMENT AREAS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Amends proposed subdivision (40) in GS 115C-12 to delete "grades accomplished in each course" as a high school diploma endorsement criteria and replace with "overall grade point average." Directs the State Board of Education (Board) to report annually on the endorsements; removes from codification but retains requirement that Board submit report by September 1, 2016 and annually thereafter. Modifies directive that the Board and the State Board of Community Colleges develop strategies to increase the number of high school students (previously specified freshmen and sophomores) in occupations with high employment opportunities. Makes a conforming change.
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