STEM+C; included in Standards of Learning, Bd. of Education to incorporate certain provisions. (HB221)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


STEM+C; Virginia STEM Education Advisory Board. Adds science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing (STEM+C), which includes real-world, interdisciplinary, and computational instruction and preparation of students in STEM+C, to the list of topics that shall be included in the Standards of Learning for the Commonwealth. The bill also directs the Virginia STEM Education Advisory Board to develop and submit to the Board of Education (i) a rubric that shall be used by the Board of Education in setting out what factors permit a school to be defined as a STEM school and (ii) recommendations for the Board to create a measurement for quality of STEM programming in general education instruction. The bill also directs the Virginia STEM Education Advisory Board to draft and report to the Department of Education proposed common language and terminology that better defines the basic literacies employed in STEM+C as methodological approaches to solving universal human challenges and, as essential, generalizable and transferable literacy toward the application of skills and content needed to solve those challenges. The bill also directs the Department of Education, based on such proposed language and terminology and no later than December 1, 2022, to recommend finalized language and terminology to the Board of Education. The bill clarifies that nothing in the foregoing provisions of the bill shall be construed to establish any new course or credit requirements for students. Read the Bill »


02/24/2022: passed committee


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103909D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/28/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB221)
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB221E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22103909D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2022Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)