2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Technology Resource Assistant Payments

Item 143 #31c

Item 143 #31c

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2001 $0 FY2002 $4,843,262 GF

Page 105, line 38, strike "$2,539,458,046" and insert "$2,544,301,308".
Page 106, after line 2, insert:
"Technology Support Payments (17526)...     $0             $4,843,262".
Page 106, line 3, strike "(17526)" and insert "(17527)".
Page 131, after line 8, insert:
"20. Technology Support Payments
a.  An additional incentive payment of $4,843,262 the second year from the general fund shall be disbursed by the Department of Education to local school divisions for the purpose of providing on-site support for the Standards of Learning Technology initiative.  School divisions may directly employ technology resource assistants to provide this support or contract for on-site technology support services.  
b. These incentive payments shall be based on the state share of a grant of $26,000 for every high school.  
c. These incentive payments are available to any school division that certifies to the Department of Education that on-site support will be available in each of the schools receiving funds.  Localities receiving these incentive payments are required to match these funds based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay."

(This amendment provides incentive grants for school divisions to employ technology resource assistants or contract for similar on-site technology support services in high schools. Funding is provided for the state share of $26,000 for every high school in the second year.)