EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood’s, D-East St. Louis, bill that encourages high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits while still in high school through the dual-credit program becomes law.
“This measure is to ensure the dual-credit program in School District 189 is a permanent opportunity for juniors and seniors who wishes to take college courses while still in high school,” said Greenwood. “Encouraging students to pursue higher education is important but we must also create opportunities for higher education to be affordable and accessible and that’s what the dual-credit program does.”
Greenwood’s House Bill 3601 allows high school students in School District 189 to take college course at Southwester Illinois College (SWIC) at no cost to the student was signed into law by the Governor. The local school district and community college will work together to cover the cost. The dual-credit program is already a current practice of the school district and SWIC. Greenwood’s bill is a measure to solidify the current practice and ensure that in the future students have the opportunity to participate in the dual-credit program.
“I commend my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in their effort to help this measure become law and the dedication from our education administrators at school district 189 and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC),” said Greenwood. “I will continue to support measures that provide opportunities for our students and create more access to higher education.”
For more information you can contact Greenwood’s constituent service office at 618-646-9557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.