By: Dukes H.B. No. 1206
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the establishment of a Higher Education Is In Your
Future week in certain public schools.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 29, Education Code, is
amended by adding Section 29.908 to read as follows:
Sec. 29.908. HIGHER EDUCATION IS IN YOUR FUTURE WEEK. (a)
Each middle, junior, or high school and each open-enrollment
charter school offering any of those grades shall designate one
week during the school year as Higher Education Is In Your Future
(b) During the week designated under this section, a school
shall promote the importance of higher education and provide
students with comprehensive, grade-appropriate information
regarding pursuit of higher education. The information must
(1) available higher education options;
(2) requirements for admission to institutions of
higher education, including requirements relating to completed
curriculum, high school grades, and performance on required
admissions tests and other relevant tests; and
(3) availability of financial aid and requirements for
obtaining that aid.
(c) A school shall also invite guest speakers to make
presentations to students during the week designated under this
section regarding career options that require higher education.
SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2003-2004
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2003.