1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Diamonstein
Technology Initiative-Newport News

Item 138 #14h

Item 138 #14h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY1999 $0 FY2000 $340,000 GF

Page 112, line 10, strike "$2,253,054,721" and insert "$2,253,394,721".
Page 130, after line 24, insert:
"i.  Out of the amounts for Educational Technology Payments, the Board of Education shall provide $340,000 the second year from the general fund to Newport News Public Schools for the division's Urban Education Innovation Zone."

(The Newport News school division was successful in obtaining federal funding of $2,000,000 for a pilot program to ensure that low-income students have access to computer technology by linking schools, classroom, and libraries through local and wide area networks. The amendment would provide $340,000 in state funding to complete the infrastructure investment, specifically to setup and maintain six homework centers.)