75R12969 CAS-D                           

         By West                                               H.B. No. 1468

         Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1468:

         By Williamson                                     C.S.H.B. No. 1468

                                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.


 1-5           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.