2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jackson
Co-Patron(s): Almand, Armstrong, Barlow, Baskerville, Christian, Clement, Councill, Cranwell, Day, Deeds, Diamonstein, Dickinson, Grayson, Hall, Hull, Johnson, Jones, D.C., Jones, J.C., Keister, McEachin, Moran, Moss, Phillips, Scott, Shuler, Spruill, Stump, Tate,
True Ratios and Class Size Caps for K-3 (language only)

Item 143 #9h

Item 143 #9h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 121, after line 1, insert:
"e.  School divisions may not count resource teachers in determining the pupil/teacher ratio."
Page 121, line 2, strike "e" insert "f".
Page 121, line 7, strike "f" and insert "g".
Page 121, line 11, strike "g" and insert "h".

(This amendment would not allow school divisions to count resource teachers toward meeting the goals of the K-3 Reduced Class Size initiative, which has been allowed by the Department of Education. This would make individual class sizes and pupil-to-teacher ratios consistent with legislative intent behind the program. No additional funding is required because the state share for the program is based on the individual class sizes and pupil-to-teacher ratios cited in this Item.)