2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Shannon
Co-Patron(s): Amundson, Brink, Callahan, Caputo, Ebbin, Hull, Plum, Rust, Tata, Watts
Full funding the Stanford English Language Proficiency test

Item 137 #2h

Item 137 #2h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $1,004,550 GF

Page 20, line 5, strike "$47,029,450" and insert "$48,034,000".
Page 20, line 5, after "Standards of Learning.",  insert:
"Out of the amounts for State Education Services, $1,004,550 the second year from the general fund is provided to support the administration of federally-mandated annual English language proficiency assessments, such as the Stanford English Language Proficiency (SELP) test, or other locally-developed tests as approved by the Board of Education."

(This amendment provides $1 million the second year from the general fund to provide funding for administrative costs associated with conducting ESL assessment tests that are currently required by the No Child Left Behind act.)