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  S.B. No. 2158
  relating to the establishment of an adult education pilot program
  by the Windham School District.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 19, Education Code, is amended by adding
  Section 19.0052 to read as follows:
         Sec. 19.0052.  ADULT EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM. (a)  The
  Windham School District shall establish a pilot program under which
  one or more nonprofit entities provide an adult education program
  under Subchapter G, Chapter 12, to enable persons described by
  Subsection (b) to successfully complete a high school program that
  can lead to a diploma.
         (b)  A person confined or imprisoned in the department who is
  at least 26 years of age and not more than 50 years of age is
  eligible to enroll in an adult education program operated under the
  pilot program if the person:
               (1)  has failed to complete the curriculum requirements
  for high school graduation;
               (2)  has failed to perform satisfactorily on an
  assessment instrument required for high school graduation; or
               (3)  has failed to earn a high school equivalency
         (c)  The district shall enter into a memorandum of
  understanding with at least one nonprofit entity described by
  Section 12.256, Education Code, to provide an adult education
  program under the pilot program. The district shall require the
  nonprofit entity to identify each region of this state in which the
  entity is able to operate an adult education program under the pilot
         (d)  The district, in consultation with each nonprofit
  entity with which the district enters into a memorandum of
  understanding under this section, shall identify at least three
  schools operated by the district that are suitable to serve as sites
  for the pilot program.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than September 1, 2024, the Windham
  School District shall establish and implement the pilot program
  required by Section 19.0052, Education Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2158 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2158 passed the House on
  May 9, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 1, two present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House