2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology Workgroup

Item 128 #3h

Item 128 #3h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Secretary of Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $75,000 GF

Page 136, line 4, strike "$1,212,902" and insert "$1,287,902".

Page 136, after line 39, insert:

"D. The Secretary of Education shall establish a workgroup to evaluate methods to expand the utilization of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies in Virginia's public schools.  The workgroup shall include stakeholders in public education with expertise in developing and utilizing these technologies in the classroom, industry experts, and any state agencies deemed appropriate.  The workgroup shall consider existing research, best practices, available technologies, costs, and implementation models for utilization with current curriculum.  The workgroup shall also evaluate how these technologies can be utilized to improve the educational experience of students with disabilities.  The workgroup shall submit a report to the Chairs of the House Education and Senate Education and Health Committees no later than December 1, 2023."


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)