Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Career and technical education. Requires the state board of education to use data from the department of workforce development (DWD) in developing and implementing certain plans, recommendations, and other matters relating to career and technical education. Provides that after June 30, 2018, DWD, in consultation with the department of education (department), must approve career programs that are eligible to receive career and technical education grants (grants). Provides that the grants are distributed to school corporations. Makes changes to the grant amounts and definitions used to determine grant amounts. Provides that each school corporation that receives a grant must report to Career and technical education. Requires the state board of education to use data from the department of workforce development (DWD) in developing and implementing certain plans, recommendations, and other matters relating to career and technical education. Provides that after June 30, 2018, DWD, in consultation with the department of education (department), must approve career programs that are eligible to receive career and technical education grants (grants). Provides that the grants are distributed to school corporations. Makes changes to the grant amounts and definitions used to determine grant amounts. Provides that each school corporation that receives a grant must report to the department the per pupil cost to the school corporation for each career and technical education program in which the school corporation receives a grant. Provides that the department shall post school corporations' per pupil costs reported to the department on the department's Internet web site. Requires the department, in consultation with DWD, to implement a pilot program for instruction in and the use of the Indiana career explorer program. Provides that the pilot program applies to 15 schools. Provides that the pilot program may be extended by the department of education until July 1, 2019. Provides that beginning July 1 in the year in which the pilot program expires, each school within a school corporation and charter school shall include in the school's curriculum for all students in grade 8 with instruction in and the use of either: (1) the Indiana career explorer program and curriculum; or (2) an alternative Internet based system and curriculum that provides students with career and college planning resources. ... View more