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Substitute Bill No. 857

    January Session, 2011




Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Department of Higher Education shall study issues concerning higher education. Not later than January 1, 2012, the Commissioner of Higher Education shall report on such study to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) For purposes of this section, "middle college high school" means a secondary school that (1) is located on or near the campus of an institution of higher education, (2) is included in the organizational structure of such institution of higher education, (3) shares educational resources with such institution of higher education, (4) is authorized to award high school diplomas, (5) allows secondary students to earn transferable college credits through its collaboration with such institution of higher education, and (6) implements a collaborative, project-centered and inquiry-based curricula.

(b) The Board of Trustees of the Community-Technical Colleges, on behalf of a regional community-technical college, shall have the authority of a local or regional board of education under sections 10-233a to 10-233f, inclusive, of the general statutes for purposes of said board's sponsorship of a middle college high school.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2011

New section


Joint Favorable Subst. C/R