1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Bonuses for Certified Teachers

Item 133 #1c

Item 133 #1c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $140,000 GF

Page 102, line 41, strike "$1,007,556" and insert "$1,147,556".
Page 103, after line 40, insert:
"E.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Education provide bonuses from state funds to classroom teachers in Virginia's public schools who hold certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.  Such bonuses shall be $5,000 the first year of the certificate and $2,500 annually thereafter for the life of the certificate.  This appropriation includes an amount estimated at $140,000 the second year from the general fund for the purpose of paying these bonuses.  By August 1 of each year, school divisions shall notify the Department of Education of the number of classroom teachers under contract for that school year who hold such certification.  If the amount of bonuses exceeds this appropriation, the Department of Education is authorized to prorate bonus amounts so that this appropriation shall not be exceeded."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)