2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Phonics Textbooks in Early Reading Intervention

Item 147 #26h

Item 147 #26h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2003 $2,000,000 FY2004 $2,000,000 GF

Page 105, line 2, strike "$2,706,307,904" and insert "$2,708,307,904".
Page 105, line 2, strike "$2,720,585,511" and insert "$2,722,585,511".
Page 127, after line 30, insert:
"d.  An additional incentive payment of $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for use in the purchase of reading textbooks utilizing systematic phonics instruction.  To receive incentive funding, each school division must submit a grant application.  Further, to receive funding each school division must certify to the Department of Education that the textbooks have been determined by independent reviews by state education agencies in Virginia or other states to be at least 70 percent decodable."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)