KEYS Vocational Education Exception Policy

Although HB 934 is still parked in Appropriations pending a budget deal, DHS decide to go ahead and implement administratively a voc ed policy that is virtually identical to HB 934. (See attached Ops Memo)  This was done to allow KEYS students who have reached their 12 month voc ed limit to start the Fall semester with an automatic 12 month voc ed extension — and not have to add 20 hours a week of community service or work to their full-time studies and single parenting responsibilities.


A client participating in the Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program may be eligible to receive an additional 12-month exception to their Vocational Education (Voc-Ed) time, with the possibility of six month extensions thereafter, if they meet specific criteria.