House File 2248 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2248 BY WINCKLER , LENSING , BERRY , KRESSIG , STUTSMAN , HUNTER , R. OLSON , STECKMAN , ABDUL-SAMAD , GAINES , KELLEY , MUHLBAUER , RIDING , DUNKEL , OLDSON , KAJTAZOVIC , WOOD , HANSON , OURTH , T. TAYLOR , STAED , ANDERSON , PRICHARD , MASCHER , and JACOBY A BILL FOR An Act relating to the concurrent enrollment program between 1 school districts and community colleges. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc
H.F. 2248 Section 1. Section 257.11, subsection 3, Code 2014, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 3. District-to-community college sharing and concurrent 3 Concurrent enrollment programs program . 4 a. In order to provide additional funds for school districts 5 which send their resident high school pupils to a community 6 college an eligible postsecondary institution for college-level 7 classes, a supplementary weighting plan for determining 8 enrollment is adopted. 9 b. If the school budget review committee certifies to the 10 department of management that the class would not otherwise be 11 implemented without the assignment of additional weighting, 12 pupils attending a community college-offered class offered 13 by an eligible postsecondary institution or attending a 14 class taught by a community college-employed an instructor 15 employed by an eligible postsecondary institution are 16 assigned a weighting of the percentage of the pupil’s school 17 day during which the pupil attends class in the community 18 college an eligible postsecondary institution facility or 19 attends a class taught by a community college-employed an 20 instructor employed by an eligible postsecondary institution 21 times seventy hundredths for career and technical courses or 22 forty-six hundredths for liberal arts and sciences courses. 23 The following requirements shall be met for the purposes of 24 assigning an additional weighting for classes offered through 25 a sharing agreement between a school district and community 26 college an eligible postsecondary institution . The class must 27 be: 28 (1) Supplementing, not supplanting, high school courses 29 required to be offered pursuant to section 256.11, subsection 30 5 . 31 (2) Included in the community college eligible 32 postsecondary institution’s catalog or an amendment or addendum 33 to the catalog. 34 (3) Open to all registered community college students 35 -1- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 1/ 7
H.F. 2248 enrolled in the eligible postsecondary institution , not just 1 high school students. The class may be offered in a high 2 school attendance center. 3 (4) For college credit , and the credit must apply toward 4 an associate of arts or associate of science degree , or 5 toward an associate of applied arts or associate of applied 6 science degree , or toward completion of a college an eligible 7 postsecondary diploma program or certificate . 8 (5) Taught by an instructor who is employed or contracted by 9 a community college who an eligible postsecondary institution 10 and who meets the requirements of section 261E.3, subsection 2 . 11 (6) Taught utilizing the community college eligible 12 postsecondary institution’s course syllabus. 13 (7) Taught in such a manner as to result in student work and 14 student assessment which that meet college-level expectations. 15 c. For purposes of this subsection, “eligible postsecondary 16 institution” means the same as defined in section 261E.2. 17 Sec. 2. Section 257.11, subsection 8, paragraph c, Code 18 2014, is amended to read as follows: 19 c. A school district receiving a virtual class for a pupil 20 from a community college an eligible postsecondary institution , 21 which class meets the sharing agreement requirements in 22 subsection 3 , shall receive a supplemental funding weighting 23 of one-twentieth of the percentage of the pupil’s school day 24 during which the pupil attends the virtual class. 25 Sec. 3. Section 261E.1, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 26 2014, is amended to read as follows: 27 b. Community college Postsecondary credit courses offered 28 through written sharing agreements between school districts and 29 community colleges eligible postsecondary institutions . 30 Sec. 4. Section 261E.2, subsection 1, Code 2014, is amended 31 to read as follows: 32 1. “Concurrent enrollment” means any course offered to 33 students in grades nine through twelve during the regular 34 school year approved by the board of directors of a school 35 -2- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 2/ 7
H.F. 2248 district through a contractual agreement between a community 1 college an eligible postsecondary institution and the 2 school district that meets the provisions of section 257.11, 3 subsection 3 . 4 Sec. 5. Section 261E.8, Code 2014, is amended to read as 5 follows: 6 261E.8 District-to-community college sharing or concurrent 7 Concurrent enrollment program. 8 1. A district-to-community college sharing or concurrent 9 enrollment program is established to be administered by the 10 department to promote rigorous academic or career and technical 11 pursuits and to provide a wider variety of options to high 12 school students to enroll part-time in eligible nonsectarian 13 courses at or through community colleges established under 14 chapter 260C eligible postsecondary institutions . The program 15 shall be made available to all resident students in grades nine 16 through twelve. Notice of the availability of the program 17 shall be included in a school district’s student registration 18 handbook and the handbook shall identify which courses, if 19 successfully completed, generate college credit under the 20 program. A student and the student’s parent or legal guardian 21 shall also be made aware of this program as a part of the 22 development of the student’s core curriculum plan in accordance 23 with section 279.61 . 24 2. Students from accredited nonpublic schools and students 25 receiving competent private instruction or independent private 26 instruction under chapter 299A may access the program through 27 the school district in which the accredited nonpublic school or 28 private institution is located. 29 3. A student may make application to a community college 30 an eligible postsecondary institution and the school district 31 to allow the student to enroll for college credit in a 32 nonsectarian course offered by the community college eligible 33 postsecondary institution . A comparable course, as defined in 34 rules adopted by the board of directors of the school district, 35 -3- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 3/ 7
H.F. 2248 must not be offered by the school district or accredited 1 nonpublic school which the student attends. The school board 2 shall annually approve courses to be made available for high 3 school credit using locally developed criteria that establishes 4 which courses will provide the student with academic rigor 5 and will prepare the student adequately for transition to a 6 postsecondary institution. If a community college an eligible 7 postsecondary institution accepts a student for enrollment 8 under this section , the school district, in collaboration with 9 the community college eligible postsecondary institution , shall 10 send written notice to the student, the student’s parent or 11 legal guardian in the case of a minor child, and the student’s 12 school district. The notice shall list the course, the clock 13 hours the student will be attending the course, and the number 14 of hours of college credit that the student will receive from 15 the community college eligible postsecondary institution upon 16 successful completion of the course. 17 4. A school district shall grant high school credit to 18 a student enrolled in a course under this chapter if the 19 student successfully completes the course as determined by the 20 community college eligible postsecondary institution and the 21 course was previously approved by the school board pursuant to 22 subsection 3 . The board of directors of the school district 23 shall determine the number of high school credits that shall be 24 granted to a student who successfully completes a course. 25 5. District-to-community college sharing agreements 26 or concurrent Concurrent enrollment programs that meet the 27 requirements of section 257.11, subsection 3 , are eligible for 28 funding under that provision. 29 6. Community colleges Eligible postsecondary institutions 30 shall comply with the data collection requirements of section 31 260C.14, subsection 21 the department in the manner and form 32 prescribed by the department . 33 7. A student enrolled in a career and technical course 34 made available pursuant to subsection 1 is exempt from the 35 -4- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 4/ 7
H.F. 2248 proficiency requirements of section 261E.3, subsection 1 , 1 paragraph “e” . However, a community college an eligible 2 postsecondary institution may require a student who applies for 3 enrollment under a district-to-community college sharing or 4 concurrent enrollment program to complete an initial assessment 5 administered by the community college eligible postsecondary 6 institution receiving the application to determine the 7 applicant’s readiness to enroll in career and technical 8 coursework, and the community college eligible postsecondary 9 institution may deny the enrollment. 10 8. The state board, in collaboration with the board of 11 directors of each community college, the state board of 12 regents, and individuals representing accredited private 13 institutions as defined in section 261.9 shall adopt rules that 14 clearly define data and information elements to be collected 15 related to the senior year plus programming, including 16 concurrent enrollment courses. The data elements shall include 17 but not be limited to the following: 18 a. The course title and whether the course supplements, 19 rather than supplants, a school district course. 20 b. An unduplicated enrollment count of eligible students 21 participating in the program. 22 c. The actual costs and revenues generated for concurrent 23 enrollment. An aligned unique student identifier system 24 shall be established by the department for students in 25 kindergarten through grade twelve and community college 26 eligible postsecondary institutions . 27 d. Degree, certifications, and other qualifications to meet 28 the minimum hiring standards. 29 e. Salary information including regular contracted salary 30 and total salary. 31 f. Credit hours and laboratory contact hours and other data 32 on instructional time. 33 g. Other information comparable to the data regarding 34 teachers collected in the basic education data survey. 35 -5- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 5/ 7
H.F. 2248 Sec. 6. Section 423F.3, subsection 3, paragraph c, Code 1 2014, is amended to read as follows: 2 c. The board of directors may use funds received under 3 the operation of this chapter for a joint infrastructure 4 project with one or more school districts or one or more school 5 districts and a community college established under chapter 6 260C or an institution of higher learning governed by the 7 state board of regents , for which buildings or facilities are 8 constructed or leased for the purpose of offering classes under 9 a district-to-community college sharing agreement or concurrent 10 enrollment program that meets the requirements for funding 11 under section 257.11, subsection 3 . If the board intends to 12 use funds received under the operation of this chapter for 13 such a joint infrastructure project, the board shall adopt a 14 revenue purpose statement or amend an existing revenue purpose 15 statement, subject to approval of the electors, stating the 16 proposed use of the funds. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill allows universities governed by the state board 21 of regents and accredited private institutions to participate 22 in the concurrent enrollment program administered by the 23 department of education. Currently, the program provides 24 supplementary weighting for school districts that send 25 their resident high school pupils to a community college for 26 college-level classes. 27 The bill allows school districts to receive supplementary 28 weighting under the concurrent enrollment program and, by 29 operation of law, the senior year plus program for sending 30 resident students to eligible postsecondary institutions 31 for college-level courses. The bill defines “eligible 32 postsecondary institution” to mean community colleges, regents 33 universities, and accredited private institutions. 34 The bill allows one or more school districts to use statewide 35 -6- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 6/ 7
H.F. 2248 school infrastructure funding for a joint infrastructure 1 project with a regents university. Currently, only community 2 colleges can partner with a school district on such a project. 3 The bill eliminates references to “district-to-community 4 college sharing”, and makes a corresponding change to a 5 reference relating to statewide school infrastructure funding, 6 and to a provision for supplemental funding for virtual 7 classes that meet the requirements of the concurrent enrollment 8 program. 9 -7- LSB 5649HH (5) 85 kh/sc 7/ 7