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Bill Detail: HB19-1236

 

Title Workforce Diploma Pilot Program
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations (03/12/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Higher Education
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors M. Gray (D)
T. Sullivan (D)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/12/2019
Description

The bill creates the workforce diploma pilot program (program) in
the department of education (department) to award completion payments
to qualified providers for the attainment of certain outcomes achieved by
eligible students enrolled in the courses or programs, including earning
high school diplomas, course credits, or industry-recognized training
certificates. The department shall administer the program.

Based on criteria listed in the bill, the department shall prepare a
list of qualified providers. A qualified provider may be a public,
nonprofit, or private accredited, degree-granting organization with at least
2 years of experience in providing adult dropout recovery services
resulting in an accredited high school diploma, as well as other criteria.
The bill includes performance standards for qualified providers
and allows the department to suspend or remove providers from the list
of qualified providers for failing to meet those standards.
The bill sets forth the amount of the payments qualified providers
receive for each performance goal met by their eligible students.
Qualified providers receiving payments must report certain
information to the department. The department shall report to certain
committees of the general assembly summarizing the information
reported by qualified providers.
The bill repeals the program in 2022.

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