2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bell
Planning Time for Elementary Teachers

Item 147 #17h

Item 147 #17h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2003 $0 FY2004 $158,530,183 GF

Page 134, line 39, strike "$2,699,348,781" and insert "$2,857,878,964".
Page 143, after line 37, insert:
"k.  The appropriations for Basic Aid include $158,530,183 the second year from the general fund to pay the total cost of allowing elementary school classroom teachers three hours of planning time per week during the school year.  Funds shall be provided to school divisions that certify by September 1st that such planning time will be granted.  No match from the locality shall be required to receive these funds."

(This amendment would fund the entire cost, state and local, of providing elementary school classroom teachers with three hours of planning time per week through the use of resource teachers. The cost is estimated using a ratio of one resource teacher for every 10 elementary teachers.)