Substitute Senate Bill No. 1033
         Substitute Senate Bill No. 1033

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-39


AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT RECRUITMENT.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. (NEW) Each local and regional board
of education shall  provide an opportunity for the
recruitment     of    students     by     regional
vocational-technical schools, regional  vocational
agricultural    centers,   interdistrict    magnet
schools, charter schools and interdistrict student
attendance programs, provided  such recruitment is
not for the  purpose  of  interscholastic athletic
competition.
    Sec.   2.   Section   10-65a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   [Each   local   and  regional  board  of
education which  does  not  operate  a  vocational
agriculture  center  shall  provide an opportunity
for recruitment of students by such centers.
    (b)]   Each   local   and  regional  board  of
education which operates a vocational  agriculture
center  shall  establish and implement a five-year
plan to increase [minority student representation]
RACIAL  AND  ETHNIC  DIVERSITY at such center. The
plan  shall  reasonably  reflect  the  racial  and
ethnic diversity of the area of the state in which
the center is located.
    [(c)]  (b)  Each  local  and regional board of
education which operates a vocational  agriculture
center  shall conduct an annual study to ascertain
the educational and vocational activities in which
graduates  of  such  center are engaged five years
after graduation and shall submit the study to the
State Board of Education.

Approved May 8, 1997