MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 14, 2018) – The bill to create the Alabama School of Cyber and Engineering has advanced in the legislature.
Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Education Committee approved SB 212, creating the Alabama School of Cyber and Engineering. It will be the state’s third magnet school, and will be located in Huntsville.
The bill will receive its second reading in the House tomorrow and could come up for a final vote as early as next week. Then, it would go to Governor Kay Ivey for her signature.
Gov. Ivey announced the new school during her State of the State Address on January 9.
The Alabama School of Cyber and Engineering (ASCE) will provide academically motivated and gifted Alabama students with educational opportunities and experiences in the rapidly growing fields of cyber and engineering. The idea for the school came about through work by CyberHuntsville and the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. State Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur sponsored SB 212.