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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
GDForum ID: 112
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
In 2016, Senate Bill 246 established and created the STEM Competition Team Grant program which directed funds to High School Competition STEM teams. This bill contained a sunset clause that provided an expiration of the bill on July 1, 2019. No further action to extend the legislation was taken by the 2019 General Assembly yet Item 235 of the 2019 Appropriation Act continues to be in effect for the fiscal year 2020. The language of the Appropriations Act does not contain any of the guidelines found within SB 246. This provides flexibility and allows the Department to review current guidelines and propose new guidelines that align with the needs of schools in Virginia. At the June Board Meeting, the Board of Education adopted new guidelines for schools making STEM Competition Team funds available to all K-12 schools, not just high schools, where at least 40 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced lunch and allow for new teams to meet either before school, after school, or during the school day.
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
6731 STEM Competition Team Grant Initiative: Guidance for Submission of Application n/a pdf Proposed Document Updated on 12/5/2019
Contact Information
Ms. Emily V. Webb
Director of Board Relations
James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
The Virginia Register

Publication Date: 8/19/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 26
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 9/18/2019.
There were no comments

Effective Date:  9/19/2019 
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