K-14 educational partnerships; created. (SB710)

Introduced By

Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


K-14 educational partnerships. Requires that, in addition to any other programmatic requirements and for the purpose of complementing and strengthening existing dual enrollment programs, each local school board shall, by July 1, 2007, establish a regional K-14 educational partnership. Each regional K-14 educational partnership shall be developed in cooperation with one or more community colleges in the region and may include partners from the private sector. Regional K-14 educational partnerships shall (i) provide academically rigorous curricula that provide qualified students the opportunity to specialize in career and technical subjects; (ii) be designed to articulate a specific high school curriculum with an identified community college curriculum; (iii) be devised as a seamless system of education permitting students to matriculate from high school classes to appropriate community college programs without interruption, obtain an associate degree or other credential from a community college, and, if desired by the student, continue his education in a four-year institution; and (iv) be structured and funded as a regional program, in a manner similar to Governor's schools. The Community Colleges are required to participate in the regional K-14 educational partnerships. The State Council of Higher Education is required to facilitate the developmental of necessary articulation agreements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 066154736
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2006Continued to 2007 in Education and Health