2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Allow Dropout Prevention as Use of Block Grant (language only)

Item 147 #1s

Item 147 #1s

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 158, after line 40, insert "5) providing dropout prevention services.".
Page 159, line 2, after "years.", insert "The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to Dropout Prevention.".

(This amendment includes dropout prevention services as one of the allowable uses of funding from the new Student Achievement Grants. The Student Achievement block grant, included as a policy change in the Governor's proposed budget, is comprised of funds previously directed towards Dropout Prevention, School Health Incentive, and Technology Support. Under the block grant, it is at the discretion of the school division to use the funding for one or more of the following: K-3 Class Size Reduction, Early Reading Intervention, At-Risk Four-Year-Olds, or Dropout Prevention. There is a companion amendment in Item 145.)