Presentation on theme: "Free College Tuition & Certifications: Senate Bill 155"— Presentation transcript:
1 Free College Tuition & Certifications: Senate Bill 155 Lisa Beck – Kansas Board of RegentsMartin Kollman – Kansas Department of Education
2 Kansas State Information 2.9 million residents450,000 students in public schools (approx.)69, th & 12th grade students (approx.)286 public school districts177 private-accredited districts19 community colleges7 universities
3 Kansas CTE BasicsKansas’ 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.
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 AcademicsPartnershipsCareer Awareness and GuidanceSupport and RecognitionInnovationLong Term PlanningInstructional PracticeProfessional Learning
6 Key Components of SB 155 Student Tuition Support ($8.75 million) Tuition paid for all KBOR approved CTE coursesSchool Transportation Costs ($500,000)Incentives to High Schools for Certificates Earned in Key Occupations ($1.5 million)$1,000 for graduates with credentialsFunding 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 155Improve education by increasing the percentage of students who are career and college ready upon high school graduationImprove CTE with additional fundingResult = SB 155Governor 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 CTETargeted Groups:General PublicParentsStudentsAcademic TeachersCounselorsAdministrationMake Materials & Information Available
9 State CTE Marketing Campaign “Put Your Passion To Work!” PostersVideosTri-fold Brochure(also in Spanish)TV and Theatre SpotsSocial MediaFAQsFact SheetOrder Form
10 CTE Campaign Videos Sparks Will Fly - Welder Climbing the Corporate Ladder - LinemanBreak the Mold - NursePaid to Play – Game Developer
11 Marketing your CTE Programs Promote your programs locally…Pathways offeredNumber of studentsCareers availableEarnings in region and stateTraining & education neededWho to promote to…Local newspapersArea businessesParentsMiddle school studentsCollaborate with…Businesses & advisory committeePost-secondary institutionsWorkforce & county agenciesHave 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 TuitionTuition paid for any Kansas high school student taking KBOR approved CTE coursesStudents may be charged for fees and books but not tuitionMust be Postsecondary Tiered Technical CoursesFunding 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 secondaryStudents more likely to transition to post- secondary after 3 visits to campusTranscripted credit follows students to any college rather than articulated to specific collegeHigh schools and colleges collaborate more often and at a higher level – PARTNERSHIPS KEYParents are more accepting of CTE with college credit being earnedDual enrollment/Concurrent Credit is the normRetention in HS #, Transfer to PS #,
14 Entering Post-secondary Pass entrance criteriaMust meet academic requirementsGenerally junior and senior level studentsPublic and private secondary students eligibleCan enroll in all available programsPost-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 teachersCourses can be offered at the Kansas high school, college, or distance educationCan 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 formulaAmount varies depending on vehicle used from school fleetNo special insurance or coverage outside of normal contract for school transportationBlock schedules tend to be favored for student participation during school hoursOutside school hours is the student’s responsibility
20 SB155 CredentialsHigh Wage, High Demand Occupations determined by KDOLWage is 200% above KS poverty (approximately $34,000 or more)List of Qualifying Credentials (31) for $1,000 High School IncentiveKDOL 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 AgricultureConstructionMachiningWeldingHealthAutomotiveComputer SupportEnergy
22 *Reviewed & Revised Annually by Labor, KSDE, & KBOR
23 $1,000 High School Incentive Student earns Credential by December following GraduationCredential Completion Form Submitted in June to KSDE (after graduation)Once confirmed by KSDE, KBOR sends the $1,000 to the student’s High School711 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
28 Contact InformationLisa BeckAssociate Director Career Technical EducationKansas Board of RegentsMartin KollmanEducation Program Consultant/ RPOS Coordinator / Perkins Consultant Kansas State Department of Education