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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2799         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1945

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Alice Hanlon Peisch

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to assure college and career readiness through six-year career plans for all Massachusetts public school students.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2799        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1945

By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1945) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to assuring college and career readiness through sixyear career plans for all Massachusetts public school students.  Education.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 5120 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to assure college and career readiness through six-year career plans for all Massachusetts public school students.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              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 to be coordinated by licensed school guidance counselors for all students in grades 6 to 12, inclusive, for implementation beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, the advisory committee will determine if licensed school guidance counselors require specialized training in order to effectively provide 6-year career planning to students and will make recommendations accordingly.

              The advisory committee shall consist of 7 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; 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; 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, if any, 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 December 31, 2011.

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