SECTION 1. The executive office of education shall, on or before June 1, 2014, convene an advisory committee to investigate and study a development and implementation process for 6-year career planning to be coordinated by licensed school guidance counselors for all students in grades 6 to 12, inclusive, for implementation beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Additionally, the advisory committee shall determine if licensed school guidance counselors require specialized training in order to effectively provide 6-year career planning to students and shall make recommendations accordingly.
The advisory committee shall consist of 9 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 and secondary education, or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the commissioner of higher education, or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the secretary of labor and workforce development, or a designee; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the New England Association for College Admission Counseling; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the New England Regional Office of the College Board; 1 of whom shall be a guidance director to be appointed by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators; and 2 persons to be appointed by the Massachusetts School Counselors Association.
The committee shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study and its 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 committees on ways and means on or before December 31, 2014.
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