1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Technology Training for Teachers

Item 138 #62h

Item 138 #62h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY1999 $1,000,000 FY2000 $1,100,000 GF

Page 93, line 14, strike "$2,363,701,528" and insert "$2,364,701,528".
Page 93, line 14, strike "$2,411,157,990" and insert "$2,412,257,990".
Page 101, line 48, after "Learning" insert "/Technology".
Page 101, before line 49, insert "1."
Page 102, after line 30, insert:
"2.  This appropriation includes $1,000,000 the first year from the general fund and $1,100,000 the second year from the general fund for technology training for teachers offered by the institutes for teacher technology training.  Training shall be offered to school divisions based on a request for proposal process through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), which shall select the school divisions which may participate up to the level of this appropriation.  School divisions selected to participate by SCHEV may request reimbursement from the Department of Education if they can certify they can provide or procure the same training at a lower cost than the institutes.  Such school divisions shall receive the actual cost of the alternative program through the Department of Education.  Any funds saved in this process can then be used by SCHEV to select additional school divisions to participate in the initiative."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)