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S.F. No. 295 - P-TECH School Establishment and Appropriation
Author: Senator Carla J. Nelson
Prepared By: Jenna Hofer, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-5259)
Date: January 29, 2019


Section 1.  P-TECH Schools. Establishes P-TECH schools as public-private partnerships that will prepare students for high-skill jobs in growing industries.

Subdivision 1.  Outlines the five core benefits to students as a cost-free STEM-focused education for students in grades 9-14 that includes workplace learning, individualized academic support and pace, the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, and a commitment that students will be first in line for a job with the participating business partners upon program completion.

Subd 2.  Provides five objectives a P-TECH school must accomplish to ensure students receive the five core benefits. Objectives include aligning the school, college, and business community to develop and promote pathways of study in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand career areas, providing support to students to encourage strong academic performance, and ensuring business partners have access to a skilled workforce.

Effective Date.  Effective the day following final enactment

Section 2.  Appropriation.  Provides a blank appropriation to the Commissioner of Education for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to establish P-TECH schools.


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