State Senator John Proos is looking to set up a system for helping high school drop outs get back on track. This week, the Senate Education Committee approved a bill from Proos that sets up the number of instruction hours that a student in a drop out recovery program should receive. Meanwhile, there’s a House bill that lays out what school districts should include in their drop out recovery programs. Proos says that it serves the state’s interests to ensure that wayward young people at least complete high school.
The legislation he’s worked out with State Representative Bob Genetski over in the House establishes that a drop out recovery program should include a personalized learning plan, mentors, and computer and internet access for each student. It also lays out who is eligible to sign up. The legislation now goes on to the full State Senate.