By West H.B. No. 1468 75R6390 CAS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the Ector County Independent School District model 1-3 school-to-work 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 SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM. (a) 1-8 The Ector County Independent School District Career Center is the 1-9 state's model school-to-work transition program. 1-10 (b) The model school-to-work transition program may develop, 1-11 implement, and assess a competency-based high school program with 1-12 an integrated curriculum to provide high school graduates with the 1-13 elements necessary to make the transition from school to the 1-14 workplace, including a strong work ethic, academic, technological, 1-15 and communications skills, the ability to work as part of a team, 1-16 and specific career goals and skills. The model program must 1-17 provide students with the information and training necessary for 1-18 competency in curriculum areas and must assess student competency. 1-19 (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the 1-20 model school-to-work transition program: 1-21 (1) may offer a curriculum different than the 1-22 curriculum required under Section 28.002; 1-23 (2) may establish graduation requirements different 1-24 than the requirements under Section 28.025; and 2-1 (3) is not required to administer end-of-course 2-2 assessment instruments under Section 39.023. 2-3 (d) Using state funds appropriated for that purpose, the 2-4 agency shall monitor the development, implementation, and 2-5 assessment of the model school-to-work transition program. 2-6 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-7 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-8 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-9 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-10 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-11 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-12 passage, and it is so enacted.