HB 1051

Status: Sent to governor
Author: Rep. Gary VanDeaver 
Sponsor: Sen. Kirk Watson
Summary: Addresses adult education issues. Makes what was a pilot program for adult diploma and industry certification charter schools permanent. Lowers the age of eligibility for such a program from 19 to 18.

Provides that an entity operating an adult education charter must give priority in admission to a person who has not earned a GED. The program must use a model in which at least 75% of instruction is delivered by a teacher in an in-person interactive classroom setting, and must provide support services (such as free child care, life coaching, mental health counseling and instructional support services for students with disabilities or impairments).

Provides that the commissioner may not count a student who has enrolled in a GED program, dropout recovery program or adult education program under the high school diploma and industry certification charter school program for computation of dropout and completion rates.

Provides that the commissioner must require each district and charter school to annually report through PEIMS information regarding the number of students enrolled in a GED program, dropout recovery school, or adult education program under the high school diploma and industry certification charter school program provided by the district/school; such students are reported as having previously dropped out of school.

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