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Statute Text

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Article - Education
§7–1801.  
(a)    (1)   In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2)   “Commission” means the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
(3)   “County board” includes a consortium of county boards that have an agreement to operate a P–TECH school that serves the students in the local school systems that are part of the consortium.
(4)   “P–TECH curriculum” means a course of study leading to an associate degree or a Commission–approved certificate.
(5)   “P–TECH school” means a Pathways in Technology Early College High school that:
(i)   Is a public secondary school selected by the Department;
(ii)   Partners with an institution of higher education that has received a certificate of approval from the Commission under Title 11, Subtitle 2 of this article; and
(iii)    1.   Submitted a memorandum of understanding to the Department on or before March 15, 2016; and
2.   Has executed a memorandum of understanding in accordance with subsection (c) of this section on or before July 1, 2016.
(6)   “P–TECH school costs” means the following costs of operating a P–TECH school and offering and administering a P–TECH curriculum:
(i)   Additional staff for the P–TECH school to implement the P–TECH curriculum;
(ii)   Instructional support services such as professional development for staff for the P–TECH curriculum, P–TECH curriculum materials, additional teacher planning, and additional coordination;
(iii)   Extended day programs; and
(iv)   Student support services such as counseling, tutoring, student career exploration, and student events relating to P–TECH curriculum and dual enrollment.
(7)   “P–TECH student” means a full–time equivalent student enrolled in a P–TECH school.
(b)    (1)    (i)   There are six planning grants authorized for State–funded P–TECH schools in the State.
(ii)   No more than two planning grants may be awarded in any jurisdiction.
(2)   A P–TECH school shall reserve at least 50% of its available space for students who meet the free and reduced price meal income criteria.
(3)   A P–TECH school may be established as a school within a school.
(4)   A P–TECH school shall be established through a memorandum of understanding executed between one or more industry partners, one or more institutions of higher education described under subsection (a)(5)(ii) of this section, and a county board.
(c)   The memorandum of understanding executed under subsection (b)(4) of this section shall include the following provisions:
(1)   Substantive mentoring of P–TECH students;
(2)   At least one paid summer internship of at least 6 weeks duration per student; and
(3)   P–TECH students are first in line for consideration of a job at the industry partner after graduation.
(d)    (1)    (i)   Beginning in fiscal year 2017 and in each fiscal year thereafter, the State shall distribute P–TECH school grants to county boards for a P–TECH school within a county.
(ii)   The grants shall be distributed proportionately based on enrollment in each P–TECH school.
(2)   The P–TECH school grants shall be used for P–TECH school costs.
(e)    (1)   In fiscal year 2017 and in each fiscal year thereafter and in addition to any other amount provided by law, the amount provided for each P–TECH student is $520.
(2)   The State contribution is 50% for each P–TECH student.
(f)    (1)   The Department shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
(2)   The regulations shall include verification by the school district of:
(i)   P–TECH student enrollment;
(ii)   P–TECH school costs;
(iii)   The performance of the P–TECH students on federal and State assessments;
(iv)   The number of P–TECH students dually enrolled in the community college; and
(v)   The number of P–TECH students graduating from the school, receiving an associate degree or Commission–approved certificate, and the year in which they graduated and received the degree or certificate.
(g)   On or before December 1 of each year, the Department, in consultation with the Commission, shall report to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1246 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly regarding the implementation of P–TECH schools in the State, including:
(1)   The number of students enrolled in each P–TECH school;
(2)   The industry partners associated with each P–TECH school;
(3)   The curriculum created for each P–TECH school;
(4)   The performance of the P–TECH students on federal and State assessments;
(5)   The number of P–TECH students dually enrolled in a community college; and
(6)   The number of P–TECH students graduating from the school, receiving an associate’s degree or Commission–approved certificate, and the year in which they graduated and received the degree or certificate.