An Act To Allow the Awarding of Graduation Credits by Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §4722, sub-§2-B is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §4722-A, sub-§3, ¶F is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §8306-C is enacted to read:
§ 8306-C. Approval of programs and courses for credit toward graduation requirements
A career and technical education center or region may award course credit in the content areas of the statewide system of learning results established pursuant to section 6209 for approved courses under this section. A unit shall count course credit awarded under this section toward the graduation requirements established under sections 4722 and 4722-A.
Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
This bill allows career and technical education centers and regions to award credit toward graduation requirements for courses and programs that are approved by the Commissioner of Education. The commissioner is required to establish the credit to be awarded and the content area toward which the school administrative unit must apply the credit. Finally, the commissioner must adopt routine technical rules that develop a procedure for career and technical education centers and regions to submit courses and programs for approval and criteria in each content area that the course or program must meet to be approved.