SCC students testify in Olympia on HB 1418: The Dropout Re-engagement Bill

Tuesday, January 26, 2010



By Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-32

Last session I introduced HB 1418 to provide needed statutory authority for Shoreline Community College to continue running a re-engagement program for students who have dropped out and need a different track to completion of high school. Last year the bill passed the House, but got stuck in the Senate. I am optimistic this year that we will be able to get the bill passed so school districts can contract with local community colleges to run programs like the one at Shoreline Community College.

I was so pleased to see four students, currently enrolled in the re-engagement program at SCC, and one of their instructors in Olympia recently to testify on the bill. Their testimony put a face on why programs like CEO at Shoreline are so valuable and necessary. It looks like the bill will be moving out of the Education committee next week.

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