Students in grades 6, 7, and 8; computer science/introduction to technology course required. (HB694)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Students in grades six, seven, and eight; computer science or introduction to technology course required. Requires each student in grades six, seven, and eight, starting in the 2025–2026 school year, to complete at least one semester-long or year-long computer science elective course or introduction to technology course that is aligned with the appropriate Standards of Learning and may include the following content: examining systems and resources of technology, solving problems in technology, introducing microcontrollers, exploring the designed world, computing systems, networks and the Internet, cybersecurity, data and analysis, algorithms and programming, and the impacts of computing. The bill provides that no such student shall be required to complete an end-of-course assessment for any such course. The bill requires the Board of Education to amend or create Standards of Learning as necessary to implement the foregoing provisions and requires the Department of Education to confer with certain organizations to ensure that the proper training is available to the teachers of such courses. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102727D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 with substitute
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20106191D-H1
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 with substitute in Education
12/04/2020Left in Education

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