2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jackson
Co-Patron(s): Christian, Clement, Darner, Deeds, Moss, Scott, Williams
Special Education Teacher Shortage

Item 137 #4h

Item 137 #4h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $200,000 GF

Page 123, line 46, strike "$2,020,759" and insert "$2,220,759".
Page 125, after line 26, insert:
"G.  This appropriation includes an additional $200,000 the second year from the general fund for the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program."

(This amendment would address the waiting list of teachers seeking special education certification through the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program in the following areas: learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, and mental retardation. The program provides distance learning courses to enable teachers in special education classrooms to obtain certification. Funding would cover partial tuition for the courses, and a mentor teacher for those completing the program. Approximately 85 teachers are on the waiting list for the program.)