2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
STEM Workforce Development

Item 136 #53h

Item 136 #53h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $3,200,000 GF

Page 148, line 23, strike "$140,916,982" and insert "$144,116,982".

Page 150, after line 12, insert:

"STEM-Focused 3-D Learning Program $0 $3,200,000".
Page 162, after line 21, insert:

"FFF. Out of this appropriation, $3,200,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support digital and personalized learning solutions for middle and high school students to bridge the gap between chemistry and physical science classes and career and technical education (CTE) pathways using a 3-D software platform.  All Virginia school divisions shall be eligible to participate.

Participating school divisions shall (i) incorporate the STEM-focused educational 3-D software learning program that combines gameplay with Virginia science Standards of Learning, real-world applications, and STEM and CTE pathways in select STEM classes to help mitigate learning loss and encourage student interest and workforce development for Virginia's chemistry-dependent industries, (ii) offer unlimited enrollment for middle and high school teachers and students, and (iii) receive licenses to the learning platform, including the 3-D educational game, access to training tutorials, access to one-on-one coaching sessions for teachers, and access to a teacher portal to help with rostering, assignments, and auto-grading related to the learning platform."


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)