Students Join Juneau to Support Investment in State Student Organizations


Monday, February 18, 2013
By Allyson Hagen
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Students Join Juneau to Support Investment in State Student Organizations
Career and Technical Education Groups Provide Relevance, Leadership Opportunities

Helena, MT – Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is advancing HB 86, a bill to increase the state's investment in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). On Monday, February 18, the House Education committee will consider Rep. Jesse O'Hara's bill to provide $1 million over the biennium to increase the staffing capacity of six of the state student organizations and provide financial support for student activities. 

Said Superintendent Juneau, “Students tell me the number one thing they want in their learning is relevancy.  Career and Technical Student Organizations provide that relevancy as well as leadership development opportunities and the chance for students to give back to their communities." 

HB 86 is part of Superintendent Juneau's Graduation Matters legislative agenda. Students enrolled in three or more credits of Career and Technical Education courses have a 96.8% graduation rate. The Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Education recently approved the $1 million appropriation for HB 86, contingent on the passage of the bill.

WHO:  Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, students engaged in Career and Technical Student Organizations, and educators from across the state

WHAT:  Committee hearing for HB 86

WHEN:  Monday, February 18, 3:00 pm

WHERE:  House Education Committee, Rm 137

Montana's CTSOs include: Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA, FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA and Technology Student Association

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