2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dillard
Speech-Language Pathologist Caseloads

Item 141 #9h

Item 141 #9h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2001 $1,723,160 FY2002 $1,604,640 GF

Page 97, line 48, strike "$326,798,379" and insert "$328,521,539".
Page 97, line 48, strike "$331,359,388" and insert "$332,964,028".
Page 99, after line 25, insert:
"4.  Out of the amounts for special education payments, $1,723,160 the first year and $1,604,640 the second year from the general fund is provided to reduce the caseload standards for speech-language pathologists from 70 students to 65 students."

(This amendment would provide state funding for a caseload of 65 students per speech-language pathologist. Currently, the state funded caseload is 70 students per speech-language pathologist.)