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HB 2303 - Computer science; credit; science; mathematics

Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Michelle Udall
Last Action: 4/24/2019 - Chapter 128
House Committee: Rules
Senate Committee: Rules

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB2303- computer science; credit; mathematics; science (Udall)

Requires the ADE grant application process for Computer Science Fund grants to prioritize awards to eligible schools that either:

           a) have at least 60 percent of students enrolled who are eligible for free and reduced-priced lunches under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts; or

b) are rural public schools.

Requires the SBE and ABOR to develop guidelines for school districts and charter schools on the rigor and content required for mathematics or science courses to meet SBE-established high school graduation requirements and ABOR-established university admission requirements.

Requires the SBE and ABOR to prioritize the development of guidelines for computer science and integrated science courses.

Requires the SBE and ABOR to develop the guidelines in cooperation with public universities, the appropriate mathematics and science teaching communities and related workforce industry representatives.

Mandates that the guidelines be made available to the public.

Requires ABOR to review its current course review process by which charter schools and school districts submit courses to determine if a course meets university admissions standards to ensure the process is timely and transparent.

Repeals the SBE and ABOR requirements on July 1, 2020.

Specifies that ADE may distribute the latter 50 percent of a fiscal year's state General Fund appropriation upon receipt of matching private gifts, grants or donations of monies or in-kind services, rather than matching private monies.

Expands program eligibility from school district and charter schools to all public schools that do not provide computer science instruction.

Defines rural schools as a public school located in a county that either:

a) has a population that is less than or equal to 10 percent of Arizona's population; or

          b) has a population that exceeds 10 percent of Arizona's population but is located more than 10 miles from a municipality with a population of more than 50,000 persons.


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Computer science; credit; science; mathematics


Computer science; credit; science; mathematics

Introduction Date:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019