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1 Free College Tuition & Certifications: Senate Bill 155
Lisa Beck – Kansas Board of Regents Martin Kollman – Kansas Department of Education

2 Kansas State Information
2.9 million residents 450,000 students in public schools (approx.) 69, th & 12th grade students (approx.) 286 public school districts 177 private-accredited districts 19 community colleges 7 universities

3 Kansas CTE Basics Kansas’ secondary Career & Technical Education (CTE) Division has adopted the National Career Clusters model of 16 career clusters and has currently developed 31 pathways within these clusters. In we will expand the Ag cluster from 3 to 8 pathways to have 36 available to school districts. Participant students must have 1 credit, while Concentrators much have 3 credits.

4 Kansas CTE Clusters/Pathways
Agriculture – 361 Architecture & Construction – 301 Arts, AV, Comm. – 241 Business Management – 94 Education & Training – 65 Finance – 179 Govt. & Public Admin. – 10 Health Science - 62 Hospitality & Tourism – 97 Human Services - 333 Information Tech. – 208 Law, Public Safety – 15 Manufacturing – 102 Marketing - 88 STEM – 92 Transportation - 50 : 16 Clusters - 31 Pathways Total in KS – 2298

5 CTE Part of KS Accreditation
CTE is identified under rigor, but can be linked to many other components. CTE includes: Integration of CTE and Academics Partnerships Career Awareness and Guidance Support and Recognition Innovation Long Term Planning Instructional Practice Professional Learning

6 Key Components of SB 155 Student Tuition Support ($8.75 million)
Tuition paid for all KBOR approved CTE courses School Transportation Costs ($500,000) Incentives to High Schools for Certificates Earned in Key Occupations ($1.5 million) $1,000 for graduates with credentials Funding for Marketing/Outreach ($50,000) Funding will be provided to pay the tuition for high school students enrolled in a CTE course/program at any public community college or technical college in the state. Participating high school students actually earn college credit at the time the postsecondary CTE course is completed. Local school districts will have access to additional funding to provide transportation for high school students to travel to and from a community or technical college, if necessary, for the purpose of participating in a postsecondary CTE course/program. The Kansas Board of Regents will establish an incentive program to encourage school districts to increase the number of students graduating high school with an industry-recognized credential in key occupations designated by the Kansas Department of Labor as being in highest need of additional skilled workers. High schools will be eligible for a $1,000 payment award for each student who graduates with an approved technical certification in a designated high demand occupation. Incentive awards received by a school district would be used to reimburse a student, enrolled in public or private secondary school , for one-half of the cost of the industry credentialing assessment  Private high schools/home schooled students eligible for tuition reimbursement. These students are also eligible for the Incentive payment (1/2 cost of credential assessment); the payment flows through the postsecondary institution instead of the USD.

7 Senate Bill 155 Improve education by increasing the percentage of students who are career and college ready upon high school graduation Improve CTE with additional funding Result = SB 155 Governor Brownback’s Road Map for Kansas included a commitment to improve education by increasing the percentage of students who are career and college ready upon high school graduation. In January 2012, the Governor announced a bold and aggressive plan to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Kansas as well as additional funding to support multiple CTE initiatives. In 2012, the Kansas Legislature responded with the passage of Senate Bill 155. This bill provides funding to encourage high school students to earn technical college credit without paying tuition and at the same time, earn an industry credential recognized by employers. Different career pathway options will give high school graduates the flexibility to either enter the workforce in high-demand, high-wage jobs after graduation, or earn high wages as they work their way through college, minimizing debt for Kansas students and families.

8 Promoting SB155 in Kansas Promote SB155 Opportunities
Inform & Change Image of CTE Targeted Groups: General Public Parents Students Academic Teachers Counselors Administration Make Materials & Information Available

9 State CTE Marketing Campaign “Put Your Passion To Work!”
Posters Videos Tri-fold Brochure (also in Spanish) TV and Theatre Spots Social Media FAQs Fact Sheet Order Form

10 CTE Campaign Videos Sparks Will Fly - Welder
Climbing the Corporate Ladder - Lineman Break the Mold - Nurse Paid to Play – Game Developer

11 Marketing your CTE Programs
Promote your programs locally… Pathways offered Number of students Careers available Earnings in region and state Training & education needed Who to promote to… Local newspapers Area businesses Parents Middle school students Collaborate with… Businesses & advisory committee Post-secondary institutions Workforce & county agencies Have them find marketing brochure. Talk about promoting to newspapers by writing article & photo. Make a project for students to promote class. Contact local colleges to ask for posters and materials to promote post-secondary education.

12 SB 155 Student Tuition Tuition paid for any Kansas high school student taking KBOR approved CTE courses Students may be charged for fees and books but not tuition Must be Postsecondary Tiered Technical Courses Funding will be provided to pay the tuition for high school students enrolled in a CTE course/program at any public community college or technical college in the state. Secondary students admitted to CTE courses/programs conducted by community college, technical college or institute of technology may be charged fees, but not tuition. Each school year, to extent funds are appropriated to the CTE secondary program, KBOR shall distribute state funds to community and technical colleges or institute of technology for the cost associated with secondary students enrolled in postsecondary CTE programs as determined by KBOR. Courses must be tiered technical courses and reimbursement will be provided at the composite tiered rate for the course. Section 8 provides definitions for institutions, fees, secondary students and tuition.

13 Benefits of Collaboration
Students more likely to stay in secondary Students more likely to transition to post- secondary after 3 visits to campus Transcripted credit follows students to any college rather than articulated to specific college High schools and colleges collaborate more often and at a higher level – PARTNERSHIPS KEY Parents are more accepting of CTE with college credit being earned Dual enrollment/Concurrent Credit is the norm Retention in HS #, Transfer to PS #,

14 Entering Post-secondary
Pass entrance criteria Must meet academic requirements Generally junior and senior level students Public and private secondary students eligible Can enroll in all available programs Post-secondary reports student participation to KBOR

15 Tuition Free College Credit
Students can take CTE courses college or dual credit. Courses offered by college faculty or postsecondary approved high school teachers Courses can be offered at the Kansas high school, college, or distance education Can be during normal school hours, after school, or summer break

16 Student From Secondary School
Public school transportation during school hours is covered using mileage formula Amount varies depending on vehicle used from school fleet No special insurance or coverage outside of normal contract for school transportation Block schedules tend to be favored for student participation during school hours Outside school hours is the student’s responsibility

17 Student SB155 Participation

18 Student SB155 Participation

19 Secondary CTE Tuition Funding Appropriation
23,750,000* 11,750,000

20 SB155 Credentials High Wage, High Demand Occupations determined by KDOL Wage is 200% above KS poverty (approximately $34,000 or more) List of Qualifying Credentials (31) for $1,000 High School Incentive KDOL charged with determining the high demand, high wage occupations to be included on the qualifying credentials list. KBOR charged with determining the associated industry-recognized credential for each occupation. List is reviewed every year and if substantial changes in the occupations listed, reasonable notice will be provided to secondary and postsecondary institutions. $1,000 incentive paid to school districts if a student achieves a credential for an occupation on the list at the time the student entered the program.

21 Industry Recognized Credentials
Agriculture Construction Machining Welding Health Automotive Computer Support Energy

22 *Reviewed & Revised Annually by Labor, KSDE, & KBOR

23 $1,000 High School Incentive
Student earns Credential by December following Graduation Credential Completion Form Submitted in June to KSDE (after graduation) Once confirmed by KSDE, KBOR sends the $1,000 to the student’s High School 711 Certifications Earned ($711,000 Total)

24 31 Certification Breakdown
Health - 81% (CNA) Manufacturing - 8% (AWS CW) Construction – 7% (NCCER) Automotive – 3% (ASET) Other – 1% (CDL) 694 by Public Students (108 Districts) 17 by Private Students


26 SB155 Resources > CTE > CTE Newsletters > SB 155 Reference Materials

27 Questions

28 Contact Information Lisa Beck Associate Director Career Technical Education Kansas Board of Regents Martin Kollman Education Program Consultant/ RPOS Coordinator / Perkins Consultant Kansas State Department of Education

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