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College system supported bills on transcripts, computer science bachelor's degrees, supporting students experiencing homelessness pass Legislature

April 09, 2021

The House and Senate spent the bulk of the week debating and voting on bills ahead of Sunday's chamber cutoff deadline. Highlighting the week: The community and technical college system's requested bill that would prohibit school districts from withholding students' official grades and transcripts due to an unpaid fee or fine passed the Senate; The bill allowing community and technical colleges to offer bachelor's degrees in computer science passed the House; The bill expanding the Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness pilot passed the Senate. >>

Revenue forecast shows good news, policy committees continue work ahead of next week's cutoff

March 19, 2021

The House and Senate policy committees continued hearing and voting on bills this week, including the college system's requested bill that would prohibit school districts from withholding a students' official grades and transcripts due to an unpaid fine or fee. Members of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee also heard the bill that would extend the business and occupation tax credit for businesses participating in the Customized Training Program and held a work session on the college system's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. >>

Bills on transcripts, diversity and equity work heard as committees continue their work

January 29, 2021

Community and technical college trustees and college and university regents Thursday joined forces for the annual College Promise Coalition Day on the Hill. In Zoom meetings with representatives and senators, they asked that the Legislature avoid budget cuts to higher education, protect investments made through the Workforce Education Investment Act, and invest in higher education to help in the state's economic recovery. >>

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Legislative News is published weekly during the legislative session by the staff of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to highlight issues impacting the two-year college system.

SBCTC is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 337,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at SBCTC.edu or email us a SBCTCCommunications@sbctc.edu

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