From: Patti Harrington
To: Brad Last, Lowry Snow, LaVar Christensen, Kim Coleman, Steve Eliason, Justin Fawson, Francis Gibson, Greg Hughes, Eric Hutchings, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Mike Noel (mnoel, Marie Poulson,
Subject: SUPPORT for HB198
Date: Thu Feb 12 22:06:05 MST 2015

Members of the House Education Standing Committee –


Utah’s local school board members and their superintendents support HB198 and ask for your consideration of that position as you discuss the bill today.   Thank you.


Below is our summary:


HB198   Strengthening College and Career Readiness  P. Arent

Creates the Strengthening College and Career Readiness Program, a competitive grant program for LEAs to enhance the skill level of school counselors to provide college and career counseling.  The State Board, in consultation with the Board of Regents, shall develop a identify courses and develop a certificate for school counselors that certifies that a school counselor is highly skilled at providing college and career counseling.   Grants shall be used to pay for course fees for courses required to earn the certificate.

Funding request from Education Fund, one-time of $440,000