Kansas state leaders are looking at ways to address education challenges and prepare students to enter the workforce.
A piece of the school funding bill would set aside money for students to take the ACT and WorkKeys assessments at no cost to get them ready for career readiness. $2.8 million dollars in the bill would allow students to take one ACT test and three WorkKeys assessments.
"Really what we continue to talk about is giving kids every opportunity they have, whether it's a traditional college or whether you're looking at a vocational or work ready college,” says G.A. Buie with United Schools Administrators of Kansas.
Last year, 73 percent of Kansas high school seniors took the ACT. Governor Colyer plans on signing the school funding bill tomorrow.