Substitute Senate Bill No. 1096
         Substitute Senate Bill No. 1096

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-136


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  SCHOOL  CRAFT  COMMITTEES  AT
REGIONAL VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  10-95h  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There  is  established  a  state-wide advisory
committee to  recommend  to  the  State  Board  of
Education      (1)      how      the      regional
vocational-technical schools  may  best  meet  the
skill  needs  of  employers;  (2)  HOW THE ROLE OF
SCHOOL CRAFT COMMITTEES CAN  BE  STRENGTHENED  AND
EMPLOYER    PARTICIPATION   INCREASED;   (3)   HOW
ALTERNATIVE TECHNICAL TRAINING MODELS FOR ELEVENTH
AND  TWELFTH  GRADE  STUDENTS,  SUCH AS TECH-PREP,
SHARED TIME, TRADE ACADEMIES AND PREAPPRENTICESHIP
CAN  BE  EXPANDED,  PARTICULARLY IN MANUFACTURING;
and [to recommend] (4) new trade programs for such
schools.  The  committee  shall  consist of twelve
members appointed as follows: The  Governor  shall
appoint   one  person  representing  the  business
community and one person  representing  the  labor
community,  both  of  whom  shall  be  members  of
regional  vocational-technical   school   advisory
committees;  the  president  pro  tempore  of  the
Senate  and  the   speaker   of   the   House   of
Representatives  shall  each  appoint  one  person
representing the business community and one person
representing  the  public;  the minority leader of
the House of  Representatives  shall  appoint  one
person  representing  the  labor community and one
person  representing  the  public;  the   minority
leader  of the Senate shall appoint one person who
shall be a member of a local or regional board  of
education  and one person representing the public;
the   majority   leader   of    the    House    of
Representatives shall appoint one person who shall
be a member  of  a  local  or  regional  board  of
education;  and  the majority leader of the Senate
shall appoint one person  representing  the  labor
community.  The committee membership shall reflect
the  state's   geographic,   racial   and   ethnic
diversity.
    Sec.   2.   Section   10-95j  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  State Board of Education shall include in
the report required pursuant to section 10-95k,  a
summary of the following:
    (1)    Admissions    policies   for   regional
vocational-technical schools;
    (2)  Recruitment  and  retention  of  faculty;
[and]
    (3)  Efforts  to  strengthen  consideration of
the  needs  of  and  to  develop  greater   public
awareness  of  the  regional  vocational-technical
schools; AND
    (4)  EFFORTS  TO STRENGTHEN THE ROLE OF SCHOOL
CRAFT    COMMITTEES    AND    INCREASE    EMPLOYER
PARTICIPATION.

Approved June 13, 1997