By West H.B. No. 1468 75R12969 CAS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the Ector County Independent School District model 1-3 career-targeted transition program. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter F, Chapter 29, Education Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Section 29.186 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 29.186. MODEL CAREER-TARGETED TRANSITION PROGRAM. (a) 1-8 The Ector County Independent School District Career Center is the 1-9 state's model career-targeted transition program. 1-10 (b) The model career-targeted transition program may 1-11 develop, implement, and assess a competency-based high school 1-12 program with an integrated curriculum to provide high school 1-13 graduates with the elements necessary to make the transition from 1-14 school to the workplace, including a strong work ethic, academic, 1-15 technological, and communications skills, the ability to work as 1-16 part of a team, and specific career goals and skills. The model 1-17 program must provide students with the information and training 1-18 necessary for competency in curriculum areas and must assess 1-19 student competency. 1-20 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the 1-21 model career-targeted transition program: 1-22 (1) may offer a curriculum different than the 1-23 curriculum required under Section 28.002; 1-24 (2) may establish graduation requirements different 2-1 than the requirements under Section 28.025; and 2-2 (3) is not required to administer end-of-course 2-3 assessment instruments under Section 39.023. 2-4 (d) Using state funds appropriated for that purpose, the 2-5 agency shall monitor the development, implementation, and 2-6 assessment of the model career-targeted transition program. 2-7 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-8 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-9 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-10 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-11 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-12 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-13 passage, and it is so enacted.