2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dance
Co-Patron(s): Alexander, Cox, Hamilton, Ingram, McClellan, Rapp, Tata, Tyler
Early Childhood Education Initiative for Petersburg

Item 135 #8h

Item 135 #8h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2007 $1,800,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 108, line 9, strike "$5,870,354,889" and insert "$5,872,154,889".
Page 131, after line 9, insert:
"l. Out of this appropriation $1,800,000 the first year from the general fund will be allocated to the Petersburg school division to construct and equip additional classrooms."

(This amendment provides the Petersburg Public School Division with $1,800,000 the first year from the general fund to construct and equip six additional elementary school classrooms to accommodate the transfer of students from an existing elementary school and to provide for additional space for a potential increase in students as a result of the BRAC expansion at Fort Lee, Virginia. The most immediate need is the transfer of students in order to permit the conversion of an existing school building to an early childhood development center (ECDC). The ECDC will enable the school system to provide instructional services to four-year-olds, many of whom are at-risk children. The grouping of four-year-olds provides for the optimal learning environment for the delivery of instruction to this age group.)