SECTION 1. The executive office of education shall, not later than 90 days after the effective date of this act, convene an advisory committee to investigate and study a development and implementation process for 6-year career planning standards to be coordinated by licensed school guidance counselors for grades 6 to12, inclusive, for implementation beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.
The advisory committee shall consist of 17 members: 1 of whom shall be the secretary of education, or a designee, who shall serve as chair; 1 of whom shall be the commissioner of elementary or secondary education or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the commissioner of higher education or a designee; and 14 persons to be appointed by the governor, who shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees from each of the following: the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Leaders for Education Coalition, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators, Massachusetts School Counselors Association, the College Board, Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association, the Massachusetts Principal’s Association, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, the Massachusetts High Technology Council, the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Center for School Counseling Outcome Research.
The committee shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out such recommendations, by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the house and senate committee on ways and means on or before March 1, 2011.
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