2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
JCOTS LapTop Pilot Program

Item 141 #20s

Item 141 #20s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2001 $2,000,000 FY2002 $2,000,000 GF

Page 97, line 48, strike "$326,798,379" and insert "$328,798,379".
Page 97, line 48, strike "$331,359,388" and insert "$333,359,388".
Page 101, after line 44, insert:
"13.  Out of the amount for Financial Assistance for General Education, the Department of Education shall provide $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund to implement a Computer Proficiency Enhancement Project.  The Department of Education shall designate six schools located in economically disadvantaged areas of the Commonwealth as Project Schools to receive the funding.  The locations of the Schools should reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth's economic areas, for example, rural areas, inner-cities, and areas of limited English proficiency.  Two of the designated Schools shall be elementary schools, two shall be middle schools, and two shall be high schools.  In designating the Project Schools, the Department shall develop a procedure for allowing interested schools to apply to be the Project Schools.  For each Project School, the Department shall provide portable computers.  The number of portable computers to be distributed to each School shall be determined by the Department and the principal of that School or his designee.  The portable computers may be used for in-school purposes; however, the portable computers shall be made available to the students to take home for use at home."

(This amendment is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.)