1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Technology Training-Institutes

Item 158 #2h

Item 158 #2h

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY1997 $0 FY1998 $184,000 GF

Page 130, line 34, strike "$6,101,758" and insert "$6,285,758".
Page 132, after line 19, insert:
"H.  This appropriation includes $184,000 from the general fund for the continuation in the second year of three pilot programs that started in the first year in technology training for elementary and secondary public school teachers.  The funds also may be used for the continued evaluation of the three pilot technology training programs and for the development of more detailed on-going proposals for addressing the technology training needs of teachers.  In developing such proposals, the Council of Higher Education shall work with the Department of Education and the institutions of higher education with experience and knowledge in the area of technology training for teachers.  The Council shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees prior to the 1998 General Assembly on the technology training proposals.  The report shall include recommendations regarding permanent institutes for technology training of elementary and secondary personnel pursuant to House Bill 1848."

(This amendment would continue for another year three pilot programs begun in fiscal year 1997 to train teachers in the use of technology in the classroom. The pilot programs are being conducted at Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. A report making proposals for on-going training through technology training institutes pursuant to House Bill 1848 is required prior to the 1998 General Assembly Session.)