SB0553C-Committee Bill Summary (House)
SB 553, HCA 1 -- POSTSECONDARY COURSE OPTIONS
SPONSOR: Bentley (Stoll)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Education-Elementary and Secondary by a vote of 24 to 0.
The postsecondary course option currently allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to
attend classes on a college or university campus and receive both high school and college credit
for completion of the course. The bill removes the grade level restriction.
HCA 1 -- Allows school districts to vote to join a community college district that does not adjoin
the school district as long as the school district is within 2 counties of the community college
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that limiting dual enrollment courses to juniors and seniors
prevents high school students in lower grades from participating; many bright tenth-graders
would appreciate the chance to take advanced classes, particularly in math.
Testifying for the bill was Senator Bentley.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Becky DeNeve, Legislative Analyst
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