1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Teacher Training - DOE

Item 129 #6c

Item 129 #6c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Department of FY1999 ($869,255) FY2000 $0 GF

Page 82, line 12, strike "$22,821,466" and insert "$21,952,211".
Page 83, line 52, after "K." insert "1."
Page 83, line 53, strike "$1,689,255" and insert "$800,000".
Page 83, strike lines 54 and 55 and insert:
"develop model teacher, principal and superintendent training in-service activities and programs geared specifically to the Standards of Learning, the statewide assessments and technology applications.  Information on these programs, and actual training in the provision of these model activities and programs at the local level, shall be provided to local school divisions in the first year.  In the first year, the Department of Education shall also develop and disseminate to local school divisions classroom materials for each grade and each core content area.  Such materials shall include instructional manuals, video tapes, multi-media packages or computer software which provide a day-to-day source of information and reinforcement for classroom teachers.  In developing the activities, programs and classroom materials, the Department is encouraged to seek the assistance of the state's Standards of Learning testing contractor, institutions of higher education, local school divisions and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
2.  The amounts for State Education Services include $20,000 from the general fund in the first year for a peer review process to use in approving local school divisions' training plans."

(This amendment directs the Department of Education to develop and disseminate teacher training materials and training programs to local school divisions in the first year. It also provides funding to compensate peer teachers for their time spent reviewing local training plans. A companion amendment in Item 138 provides for the teacher training program at the local level.)