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High School Graduation Requirements; Career Technical Education   

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(a) Upon adoption of the model curriculum standards developed pursuant to Section 51226, the Superintendent shall develop a curriculum framework consistent with criteria set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 60005 that offers a blueprint for implementation of career and technical education. The framework shall be adopted no later than November 1, 2006.

(b) In developing the framework, the Superintendent shall work in consultation and coordination with an advisory group, including, but not limited to, representatives from all of the following:

(1) Business and industry.

(2) Labor.

(3) The California Community Colleges.

(4) The University of California.

(5) The California State University.

(6) Classroom teachers.

(7) School administrators.

(8) Pupils.

(9) Parents and guardians.

(10) Representatives of the Legislature.

(11) The department.

(12) The Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

(c) In convening the membership of the advisory group set forth in subdivision (b), the Superintendent is encouraged to seek representation broadly reflective of the state population.

(d) Costs incurred by the superintendent in complying with this section shall be covered, to the extent permitted by federal law, by the state administrative and leadership funds available pursuant to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (20 U.S.C. SEC. 2301 et seq.).

(e) In developing the framework, the Superintendent shall consider developing frameworks for various career pathways that will prepare pupils for both career entry and matriculation into postsecondary education.

(f) Upon completion of the framework, the advisory group is encouraged to identify career technical education courses that meet state-adopted academic content standards and that satisfy high school graduation requirements and admissions requirements of the University of California and the California State University, and to determine the extent to which local educational agencies accept credit earned for the completion of those courses, in lieu of other courses of study.

(g) The adoption of the framework developed and adopted pursuant to this section by a local educational agency shall be voluntary.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 677, Sec. 37.)

Reference:

20 USC 2301 et seq.

Education Code 51226

Education Code 60005