1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Fund Remedial Programs Study

Item 129 #5h

Item 129 #5h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $300,000 GF

Page 98, line 41, strike "$23,344,922" and insert "$23,644,922".
Page 102, after line 21, insert:
"R.  Out of the amounts for State Education Services, $300,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided to conduct a statewide assessment of the effectiveness of the remedial programs outlined in paragraph M. of this item and to assess the effectiveness of re-testing students who fail any Standards of Learning tests after they receive remedial instruction."

(This amendment provides funding for the Department of Education to complete the remediation study required by the 1998 General Assembly. This funding will enable the Department to review and evaluate the effectiveness of seven state-funded remedial education programs at the local level.)