2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reid
Internet-accessed Learning Programs

Item 135 #20h

Item 135 #20h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2007 $0 FY2008 $2,300,000 GF

Page 131, line 19, strike "$6,004,522,879" and insert "$6,006,822,879".
Page 151, after line 47, insert:
"h. Internet-accessed Learning Program
This appropriation includes $2,300,000 the second year from the general fund for grants to school divisions for internet-accessed learning programs for drop-out recovery and at-risk intervention for dropout prevention which will enable students to remediate core courses and to complete credits in surroundings which supplement or replace the traditional classroom.  This is a pilot program for which the Department of Education shall determine eligibility criteria and select participants in order to evaluate the effectiveness of theses approaches in a variety of educational contexts."

(This amendment provides $2.3 million the second year from the general fund for a new pilot program that would provide eligible school divisions grants to purchase internet-accessed programs that would assist at-risk students.)