Bill Text: MI SB0251 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Higher education; admission; remediation plan for certain students transferring to affiliated university upon completion of 4 years of a charter school; provide for. Creates new act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - Referred To Committee On Education And Career Readiness [SB0251 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2019-SB0251-Introduced.html


 

SENATE BILL No. 251

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SENATE BILL No. 251

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 251

 

 

April 9, 2019, Introduced by Senator ALEXANDER and referred to the Committee on Education and Career Readiness.

 

 

 

        A bill to require state public universities that authorize the

 

organization and operation of public school academies to admit into

 

the universities' undergraduate programs certain high school

 

graduates from those university-authorized public school academies

 

and to provide all necessary remedial education to students so

 

admitted; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain state

 

officers and entities.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

        Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "open

 

university admissions for graduates of university-chartered high

 

schools act".

 

        Sec. 3. As used in this act:

 

        (a) "Authorizing body" means a public agency that authorizes 

 

the organization and operation of 1 or more public school academies 

 

 

under the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to 380.1852.

 

        (b) "Eligible student" means an individual who meets both of

 

the following:

 

        (i) Was awarded a high school diploma from a public school

 

academy after attending all of grades 9 to 12 at that public school

 

academy in a course of study designed for college readiness.

 

        (ii) Completed the high school course of study described in

 

subparagraph (i) on or after the effective date of this act.

 

        (c) "Public school academy" means that term as defined in

 

section 5 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.5.

 

        (d) "State public university" means a university described in

 

section 4, 5, or 6 of article VIII of the state constitution of

 

1963.

 

        Sec. 5. Regardless of its admission standards relating to

 

academic potential, including, but not limited to, high school

 

academic performance and standardized test scores, the governing

 

board of a state public university shall accept the application of

 

an eligible student for enrollment into any of the university's

 

baccalaureate programs if the governing board was an authorizing

 

body of the public school academy from which the eligible student

 

graduated on the date that the eligible student completed his or

 

her studies at that public school academy.

 

        Sec. 7. If an eligible student who is admitted to a state

 

public university under section 5 needs remedial education to

 

complete a baccalaureate program of his or her choosing, the state

 

public university shall provide, at the university's expense, all

 

necessary remedial education.

 

        Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the

 

date it is enacted into law.

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