Bill Text: TX HB4279 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to the eligibility of the Windham School District to participate in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-14 - Effective on 9/1/21 [HB4279 Detail]

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  87R12758 KJE-F
 
  By: Dominguez H.B. No. 4279
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility of the Windham School District to
  participate in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant
  Program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 134.004, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 134.004.  JOBS AND EDUCATION FOR TEXANS (JET) GRANT
  PROGRAM. (a) The commission shall establish and administer the Jobs
  and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program to provide grants to
  public junior colleges, public technical institutes, public state
  colleges, and [independent] school districts described under
  Section 134.007 that apply to the advisory board in the manner
  prescribed by the advisory board. The commission shall award the
  grants on the advice and recommendations of the advisory board.
         (b)  Grants may be awarded under this chapter from the Jobs
  and Education for Texans (JET) fund to defray the start-up costs
  associated with the development of new career and technical
  education programs at public junior colleges, public technical
  institutes, public state colleges, and [independent] school
  districts described under Section 134.007 that meet the
  requirements of Section 134.006.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 134.006(a), (c), and (d), Education
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission may award a grant for the development of
  new career and technical education courses or programs at public
  junior colleges, public technical institutes, public state
  colleges, and [independent] school districts described under
  Section 134.007.
         (c)  In awarding a grant under this section, the commission
  shall primarily consider the potential economic returns to the
  state from the development of the career and technical education
  course or program. The commission may also consider whether the
  course or program:
               (1)  is part of a new, emerging industry or high-demand
  occupation;
               (2)  offers new or expanded dual credit career and
  technical educational opportunities in public high schools; [or]
               (3)  offers new career and technical educational
  opportunities not previously available to students enrolled at any
  campus in the Windham School District; or
               (4)  is provided in cooperation with other public
  junior colleges, public technical institutes, or public state
  colleges across existing service areas.
         (d)  To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a
  public junior college, public technical institute, public state
  college, or [independent] school district described under Section
  134.007 must provide matching funds in accordance with rules
  adopted under Section 134.008. The matching funds may be obtained
  from any source available to the public junior college, public
  technical institute, public state college, or [independent] school
  district, including industry consortia, community or foundation
  grants, individual contributions, and local governmental agency
  operating funds.
         SECTION 3.  Section 134.007, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 134.007.  GRANTS AWARDED TO [INDEPENDENT] SCHOOL
  DISTRICT. The commission may award a grant to a [an independent]
  school district under this chapter if the district:
               (1)  is an independent school district and has entered
  into a partnership with a public junior college, public technical
  institute, or public state college for the purpose of:
                     (A) [(1)]  promoting career and technical
  education to the district's students; or
                     (B) [(2)]  offering dual credit courses to the
  district's students; or
               (2)  is the Windham School District.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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