Bill Text: HI SB969 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Computer Science Education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. [SB969 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB969-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

969

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to computer science education.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  (a)  Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, each public elementary school or public charter elementary school shall offer instruction in the basics of computer science and computational thinking.

     (b)  Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, each public middle or intermediate school or public charter middle or intermediate school shall offer instruction in exploratory computer science.

     (c)  To comply with the requirements of this section, a computer science course or instruction in computer science offered by a public school or public charter school shall:

     (1)  Be of high quality, as defined by the board of education; and

     (2)  Meet or exceed the standards and curriculum requirements established by the board of education.

     (d)  Each public school and public charter school (elementary, middle or intermediate, and high school) shall submit an annual report to the department of education that lists the computer science courses that are offered that include a minimum amount of programming.

     SECTION 2.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Computer Science; Department of Education; Middle or Intermediate School; Elementary School; Requirements

 

Description:

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, requires each public elementary school or public charter elementary school to offer instruction in the basics of computer science and computational thinking.  Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, requires each public middle or intermediate school or public charter middle or intermediate school to offer instruction in exploratory computer science.  Establishes reporting requirements.

 

 

 

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