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House File 2186

HOUSE FILE BY GAINES, BERRY, and ABDUL=SAMAD (COMPANION TO SF 2052) A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to and making appropriations to the state 2 board of regents for programs established by the state 3 board or its universities that are designed to increase 4 college readiness and college awareness in potential 5 first=generation college students and underrepresented 6 minority populations, and to increase the number of 7 ethnically diverse Iowa students in agriculture, science, 8 technology, engineering, and mathematics degree programs. 9 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 5412HH (3) 84 kh/rj PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. STATE BOARD OF REGENTS. There is appropriated 1 2 from the general fund of the state to the state board of 1 3 regents for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending 1 4 June 30, 2013, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is 1 5 necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1 6 1. For purposes of the minority academic grants for economic 1 7 success program in accordance with section 261.103 and in 1 8 consultation with the college student aid commission: 1 9 .................................................. $ 1,200,000 1 10 2. For development and implementation of college=possible 1 11 programs pursuant to section 262.92, subsection 1, paragraph 1 12 "a": 1 13 .................................................. $ 218,500 1 14 3. For establishment and implementation of the college go 1 15 center program pursuant to section 262.94: 1 16 .................................................. $ 299,880 1 17 4. For implementation of the science bound program at Iowa 1 18 state university of science and technology pursuant to section 1 19 262.95: 1 20 .................................................. $ 340,000 1 21 Sec. 2. Section 261.103, subsection 3, Code 2011, is amended 1 22 to read as follows: 1 23 3. The amount of the grant shall not exceed a student's 1 24 yearly financial need or three five thousand five hundred 1 25 dollars, whichever is less. If the student is attending or 1 26 seeking to enroll in an accredited private institution, fifty 1 27 percent of the amount of the grant shall be provided by the 1 28 accredited private institution and fifty percent shall be 1 29 provided by the commission from state funds appropriated for 1 30 that purpose. 1 31 Sec. 3. Section 262.92, subsection 1, Code 2011, is amended 1 32 to read as follows: 1 33 1. The board of regents shall establish or contract to 1 34 establish college=bound programs to provide Iowa minority 1 35 students with information and experiences relating to 2 1 opportunities offered at the regents' universities. 2 2 a. Programs developed for students in grade five, which 2 3 shall be known as college=possible programs, shall include 2 4 partnerships of not less than six weeks' duration that link 2 5 institutions of higher learning governed by the state board 2 6 of regents with classrooms whose student populations are 2 7 largely comprised of low=income minorities underrepresented 2 8 in college attendance. Program activities shall be planned 2 9 and developed for all members of each student's family and 2 10 shall at a minimum provide access to information and tools 2 11 for college preparation, admission, and success, and shall 2 12 create networks that support college attendance. Program 2 13 elements shall include measures for smoothing the transition 2 14 to middle school, the importance of coursework selection and 2 15 achievement, and identifying and participating in beneficial 2 16 extracurricular activities, and may include other college 2 17 preparation activities. 2 18 b. Programs developed for students in grades seven through 2 19 twelve may include, but are not limited to, the following 2 20 elements: 2 21 a. (1) Reinforcement of efforts to attract undergraduate 2 22 students from age groups currently served by traditional 2 23 methods of outreach which use high school and community college 2 24 services. 2 25 b. (2) Extension of traditional student recruitment methods 2 26 which are designed to encourage minority students in grades 2 27 seven through twelve to pursue postsecondary academic courses 2 28 of study. 2 29 c. (3) Identification, at each of the regents' 2 30 universities, of courses of study to be targeted for the 2 31 recruitment of minority students. 2 32 d. (4) Offerings at the regents' universities of innovative 2 33 programs, which are experience oriented, for families with 2 34 minority children. 2 35 Sec. 4. NEW SECTION. 262.94 College go centers. 3 1 1. A college go center program is established under the 3 2 state board of regents to promote college awareness and provide 3 3 secondary school students and their families with resources and 3 4 guidance to prepare and plan for college by serving as a point 3 5 of coordination that connects students and their families and 3 6 teachers with qualified coordinators, postsecondary student 3 7 volunteers or peer educators, school system and community 3 8 volunteers, career and guidance counselors, postsecondary 3 9 representatives, and community, labor, and business centers and 3 10 programs. 3 11 2. Institutions of higher education governed by the state 3 12 board of regents may do the following: 3 13 a. Facilitate partnerships with secondary schools, 3 14 communities, business and industry, labor, and nonprofit 3 15 organizations that result in the creation and implementation 3 16 of college go centers. 3 17 b. Assist college go center organizers in targeting funding 3 18 resources, including but not limited to assistance with local, 3 19 state, and federal grant applications; and promoting successful 3 20 fundraising activities, ideas, and events in assisting college 3 21 go centers. 3 22 c. Develop and distribute to college go centers parental and 3 23 family outreach strategies that assist parents in supporting 3 24 and motivating their children to pursue college goals and that 3 25 provide parents with tools to help children plan and prepare 3 26 for college. 3 27 Sec. 5. NEW SECTION. 262.95 Science bound program. 3 28 1. Iowa state university of science and technology 3 29 shall establish a precollegiate, science bound program that 3 30 is designed to increase the number of ethnically diverse 3 31 Iowa students who pursue degrees in agriculture, science, 3 32 technology, engineering, or mathematics; educate students and 3 33 parents about college and career planning; raise teachers' 3 34 expectations of students' academic abilities and career 3 35 aspirations; provide students with more rigorous course 4 1 expectations and academic support; identify, develop, and 4 2 implement learning opportunities to meet students' specific 4 3 academic needs; provide experiences for students to observe 4 4 and participate with professionals engaged in science and 4 5 technology careers and interact with professional scientists, 4 6 engineers, and technologists; and provide tuition scholarships 4 7 for students who are admitted to the university and major in a 4 8 science=related field. 4 9 2. The program shall include the provision of teacher 4 10 enrichment opportunities, teacher resources, and professional 4 11 development; parent workshops and mandatory parental 4 12 involvement; and activities such as regular meetings with 4 13 teachers, visits to the university's campus, summer academic 4 14 programs, overnight retreats, and study tables. 4 15 3. The university shall provide core administrative and 4 16 financial support, including but not limited to full=tuition 4 17 scholarships for students who were invited to participate in 4 18 the program when enrolled in grades seven through nine and who 4 19 successfully meet all of the following requirements: 4 20 a. Participated in at least seventy=five percent of required 4 21 program activities, including satisfactory completion of a 4 22 science fair project and an essay demonstrating a desire to 4 23 participate in and learn from the science bound program. 4 24 b. Met high school graduation requirements and the 4 25 university's admission requirements. 4 26 c. Achieved a cumulative high school grade point average 4 27 of at least three points on a four=point grade scale or its 4 28 equivalent if another grade scale is used. 4 29 d. Declares a major in a technical degree program at the 4 30 university. 4 31 e. Presents yearly a satisfactory justification for 4 32 continuation of the tuition scholarship. 4 33 EXPLANATION 4 34 This bill appropriates moneys for the 2012=2013 fiscal 4 35 year from the general fund of the state to the state board of 5 1 regents to fund programs established or expanded by the bill. 5 2 The bill increases the maximum annual grant amount a student 5 3 may be awarded under the minority academic grants for economic 5 4 success program from $3,500 to $5,000; directs the state board 5 5 of regents to establish college=possible programs for students 5 6 in grade five and a college go center program; and directs Iowa 5 7 state university to establish the science bound program, a 5 8 precollegiate program that is designed to increase the number 5 9 of ethnically diverse Iowa students who pursue degrees in 5 10 agriculture, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, 5 11 and award successful science bound program participants 5 12 full=tuition scholarships. 5 13 The college=possible programs shall include partnerships 5 14 of not less than six weeks' duration that link regents 5 15 universities with grade five classrooms whose student 5 16 populations are largely comprised of low=income minorities 5 17 underrepresented in college attendance. Program activities 5 18 must be planned and developed for the students' families 5 19 and provide access to information and tools for college 5 20 preparation, admission, and success. The programs must 5 21 create networks that support college attendance. Program 5 22 elements shall include measures for smoothing the transition 5 23 to middle school, the importance of coursework selection and 5 24 achievement, and identifying and participating in beneficial 5 25 extracurricular activities, and may include other college 5 26 preparation activities. 5 27 The college go center program is established under the state 5 28 board of regents to promote college awareness and provide 5 29 secondary school students and their families with resources and 5 30 guidance to prepare and plan for college by serving as a point 5 31 of coordination that connects students and their families and 5 32 teachers with qualified coordinators, postsecondary student 5 33 volunteers or peer educators, school system and community 5 34 volunteers, career and guidance counselors, postsecondary 5 35 representatives, and community, labor, and business centers and 6 1 programs. 6 2 The science bound program must educate students and parents 6 3 about college and career planning; raise teachers' expectations 6 4 of students' academic abilities and career aspirations; 6 5 provide students with more rigorous course expectations and 6 6 academic support; identify, develop, and implement learning 6 7 opportunities to meet students' specific academic needs; and 6 8 provide experiences for students to observe and participate in 6 9 science and technology careers and interact with professional 6 10 scientists, engineers, and technologists. 6 11 The program shall include the provision of teacher 6 12 enrichment opportunities, teacher resources, and professional 6 13 development; parent workshops and mandatory parental 6 14 involvement; and activities such as regular meetings with 6 15 teachers, visits to the university's campus, summer academic 6 16 programs, overnight retreats, and study tables. 6 17 The requirements participants must meet to qualify for 6 18 full=tuition scholarships include participation in 75 percent 6 19 of required program activities, successfully meeting high 6 20 school graduation requirements and the university's admission 6 21 requirements, achieving a cumulative high school grade point 6 22 average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale, declaring a 6 23 major in a technical degree program, and presenting yearly a 6 24 satisfactory justification for continuation of the tuition 6 25 scholarship. 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