2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
Reduce Caseloads Speech Lang. Path.

Item 147 #19s

Item 147 #19s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2003 $2,938,077 FY2004 $8,152,668 GF

Page 105, line 2, strike "$2,706,307,904" and insert "$2,709,245,981".
Page 105, line 2, strike "$2,720,585,511" and insert "$2,728,738,179".
Page 114, strike lines 24 through 27, and insert:
"b.  Out of the amounts for Special Education Payments, $2,938,077 the first year and $8,152,668 the second year from the general fund is provided to reduce the caseload standards for speech-language pathologists from 68 students in both year to 60 the first year and 50 the second year."

(This amendment would provide state funding for a caseload of 60 students per speech-language pathologist the first year and 50 students per speech-langauge pathologist the second year. Currently, the state funded caseload is 70 students per speech-language pathologist.)