HOUSE BILL No. 2820
An Act concerning vocational education; relating to
determining credit hour equivalencies;
amending K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 72-4412 and repealing the
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 2001 Supp.
72-4412 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 72-4412. As used in this act:
(a) ``Board'' means the board of
education of any school district, the
board of trustees of any community college, the board of regents of
municipal university, the board of control of any area
school, the governing body of any technical college, or the chief
officer of any state educational institution.
(b) ``Area vocational school'' means any
vocational education school
established under authority of the laws of this state, approved and
cially designated as an area vocational school by the state board,
operated under any board. Any area vocational school, except for
poses of the construction of this act, may retain and use the name
to such school prior to the effective date of this act, even though
name includes the words ``area vocational-technical school.'' Until
provision is amended by or repealed from law, the state board shall
approve the establishment or operation of any area vocational
which has not been approved for establishment or officially
an area vocational school prior to the effective date of this act,
a community college which is consolidated with an area vocational
or area vocational-technical school under the provisions of K.S.A.
through 71-1706, and amendments thereto, may be designated as an
(c) ``Area vocational-technical school''
means any vocational educa-
tion school which was classified as a type II area
school under authority of former laws or which is established and
fied as a type II area vocational-technical school under authority
act. The school to which this definition applies is the Southeast
area vocational-technical school.
The governing body of an area
vocational-technical school shall be
called a board of control and shall be constituted as is provided
ment of the boards participating therein. Members of the board of
shall be paid subsistence allowances, mileage and other actual and
essary expenses incurred in the performance of their official
state board may adopt special rules and regulations applicable to
duct, operation and administration of area vocational-technical
Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the
operation of any area vocational-technical school not specifically
nated in this subsection. Nothing in this act shall be deemed to
any board from entering into an agreement for participation in the
eration of any area vocational-technical school; nor shall any
is now or hereafter a participant in the operation of an area
technical school be prevented by the provisions of this act from
drawing therefrom in the absence of a written agreement to the
(d) ``School district'' means any school
district organized under the
laws of this state.
(e) ``Community college'' means any
community college organized
and operating under the laws of this state.
(f) ``Municipal university'' means a
municipal university established
under the provisions of article 13a of chapter 13 of Kansas
(g) ``State educational institution''
means the university of Kansas,
Kansas state university of agriculture and applied science, Wichita
university, Emporia state university, Pittsburg state
, and Fort
Hays state university
, and Kansas state university--Salina,
college of tech-
(h) ``Technical college'' means an
educational institution that for-
merly was an area vocational school or an area vocational-technical
and that has been converted to, established as, and officially
a technical college under authority of this act.
(i) ``State board'' means, for the
2001-02 through 2003-04 school
years, the state board of education; and for the 2004-05 school
school years thereafter, the state board of regents.
(j) ``School year'' means the
twelve-month period ending on June 30.
(k) ``Vocational education'' means
organized educational programs of-
fering a sequence of courses which are directly related to the
of individuals in paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging
cupations requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree.
programs shall include competency-based applied learning which
tributes to an individual's academic knowledge, higher-order
and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability
and the occupational-specific skills necessary for economic
as a productive and contributing member of society. The term
education also includes technology education.
(l) ``Technology education'' means an
applied discipline designed to
promote technological literacy which provides knowledge and
standing of the impacts of technology including its organizations,
niques, tools and skills to solve practical problems and extend
capabilities in technological areas.
(m) ``State plan'' means a document or
set of documents, together
with attachments and supplements thereto, containing such
are authorized by this act and required by the Carl D. Perkins
and technical education act of 1998, and acts amendatory thereof or
(n) ``Associate of applied science degree
program'' means a program
that is offered and maintained by a technical college, composed of
cational, technology, and general education courses of instruction
which individuals may earn college credit, designed to prepare
for gainful employment in technical or technological occupations
ing other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree or to qualify
for transfer to another college or university and, after
pletion of the requirements for graduation, results in the
conferral of an
associate of applied science degree. For the purpose of awarding
credit for completion of coursework leading to the conferral of an
ciate of applied science degree, the state board of regents
the number of clock hours of instruction in general education
vocational education or technology education courses which shall
equivalent to a credit hour
shall consist of 15
clock hours of instruction
in general education courses or 30 clock hours of
instruction in vocational
or technology education courses.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 72-4412
is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 4, 2002.