HB 3700

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Bobby Guerra


Dwayne Bohac
Eddie Lucio III
Sergio Munoz Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program in certain school districts to develop computer science education and professional development opportunities.

Fiscal Notes

There is no significant fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government

School districts participating in the pilot program would be required to provide professional development and may be required to hire teachers. These costs would be voluntary and would vary depending the size of program implementation within the district.

Bill Analysis

HB 3700 would amend the Education Code to require the commissioner of education develop and implement a computer science development pilot program by September 1, 2015.  Students in participating school districts would comply with the curriculum requirements for the third mathematics or science credit of the foundation high school program by successfully completing an advanced computer science course. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill has no discernible connection to the principles of liberty. It creates the option of a voluntary pilot program, so any cost of the program would be voluntarily assumed by the school district. We are neutral on HB 3700.