2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
VCCS - Dual Enrollment Tuition Uniformity Plan (language only)

Item 210 #2s

Item 210 #2s

Virginia Community College System


Page 234, after line 47, insert:

"W.  1. The Virginia Community College System, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, Department of Education, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents shall recommend by July 15, 2019 uniform tuition models for dual enrollment course delivery that (1) align with dual enrollment consistency, quality, and pricing recommendations contained in the 2017 Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission's report on the Operations and Performance of the Virginia Community College System; (2) acknowledges costs associated with implementation of the academic quality standards and best practices for dual enrollment as outlined by the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships and regional accreditation standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; (3) and conform to integration, timeline, and delivery milestones related to Uniform Certificate of General Studies Program and Passport Program pathways and Online Virginia Network Authority delivery models as contained in Chapter 845 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly in § 23.1-203 (20), § 23.1-905 (2), § 23.1-905.1 (5. B) and § 23.1-31. The models shall recognize the cost savings associated with dual enrollment instruction at Virginia's community college compared to public four-year university tuition, community college and school division expenditures to deliver dual enrollment, the cost sharing responsibility of the Commonwealth for public education, and the importance of dual enrollment affordability for all students, regardless of family income.

2. These recommendations shall be reviewed and adopted by the Advisory Council of Presidents of the Virginia Community College System by August 21, 2019, by the State Board of Community Colleges by September 19, 2019, and implemented by fall semester of 2020."


(This language only amendment proposes to develop a plan related to dual enrollment tuition uniformity.)