Governor Kelly’s signing of a new measure will provide a boost to computer science instruction in Kansas schools.
She signed House Bill 2466 on May 10, which aims to increase computer science education in schools and offer more money for teachers to pursue computer science education training, on Wednesday, May 10.
HB 2466 proposes a pilot program to assist professional and technical students in their transition to the workforce by covering the expenses of certification tests.
Governor Kelly remarked that “by increasing computer science education and implementing this transition program, we can better retain the talented workforce that Kansas generates through our K-12 schools.” As a result, it sends a signal that Kansas is the best spot to start or develop a company.
For teachers from remote regions and low-income families, the measure grants scholarships for computer science education training.
Rep. Steve Huebert (R-Valley Center) remarked, “HB2466 will deliver much-needed resources and training to our teachers.” As a result, additional courses will be available to students who need the computer science abilities to succeed in today’s industry.
A draft of the legislation was submitted to the House Education Committee on January 10th. It was approved by the House on March 9 by a vote of 115-4 in favor of an Emergency Final Action.
As a result, HB 2466 was submitted to the Senate, where it was referred to the Committee on Education. In an emergency final vote of 27-11, it passed with changes.
On April 27, the Senate voted 29-6 to approve the Act as modified. On the same day, the measure was approved by the House by a vote of 109-10. On May 6, it was officially registered and delivered to Governor Kelly.
On July 1st, Kelly’s signing on the measure means that it will be formally codified as a law by the Secretary of State’s Office, which generally publishes Session Laws on July 1.