1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Reading Teacher-Every Elem. School

Item 138 #38h

Item 138 #38h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY1999 $0 FY2000 $21,648,107 GF

Page 93, line 14, strike "$2,411,157,990" and insert "$2,432,806,097".
Page 93, after line 29, insert:
Reading Teacher Payments (17524).....   $0      $21,648,107
Page 111, after line 21, insert:
"17.  Reading Teacher Payments
An additional state payment estimated at $21,648,107 the second year from the general fund shall be disbursed by the Department of Education as an incentive payment for school divisions to employ one full-time equivalent reading teacher in every elementary school.  This incentive payment is available to any school division that certifies to the Department of Education that the required teachers have been employed.  Localities receiving these payments are required to match these funds based on the composite index of local ability to pay."

(This amendment would provide the state share of funding for a reading instructor in each of Virginia's 1,169 K-6 elementary schools.)