2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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Level Fund Early Reading Invention Initiative

Item 135 #9h

Item 135 #9h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2007 $0 FY2008 ($4,101,546) GF

Page 131, line 19, strike "$6,004,522,879" and insert "$6,000,421,333".
Page 160, line 22, strike "$14,331,947" and insert "$10,230,401".
Page 161, line 1, strike "100%" and insert "50%".
Page 161, line 3, strike "100%" and insert "50%".

(This amendment saves $4.1 million the second year from the general fund in the proposed budget by level funding the Early Reading Initiative. There is no need to expand the program because the current adopted program is showing positive signs of success as evidenced by the $3.4 million in estimated savings which is also included in the proposed budget. This estimated $3.4 million in savings is due to the fact that under the current adopted program, school divisions have reported a decrease in the number of students needing reading remediation services in these grades (K-3).)