Computer science bill advances

February 9, 2017

Members of a Senate subcommittee heard Tuesday from the governor’s office on SSB1047. The bill encourages school districts to establish a computer science program. The goal is to expose students to opportunities, especially since so many jobs in the workforce involve computers. Some legislators had questions as to whether or not this was a mandate or whether there could be a public/private partnership to find the resources necessary to fund the program. The bill advanced out of the subcommittee and heads to the Senate Education Committee.

ABI Position: For

Staff Contact: Brad Hartkopf