2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Committee Approved)

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Preschool Pilots

Item 135 #2s

Item 135 #2s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2007 $0 FY2008 ($1,203,750) GF

Page 131, line 19, strike "$6,004,522,879" and insert "$6,003,319,129".
Page 157, strike line 45.
Page 160, strike line 9.
Page 160, line 10, strike "a." and insert "f.  In addition,".
Page 160, line 10, strike "$4,638,750" and insert "$3,435,000 the second year from the general fund".
Page 160, line 12, after "programs" insert " for eligible at-risk students not currently being served.  The purpose of the pilot projects is to serve as a feasibility study for models of high quality preschool network delivery.  As such, no later than October 30, 2007, the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall make recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee on suggested improvements to the Virginia Preschool Initiative for At-Risk Four-Year-Olds".
Page 160, line 13, strike "b.".
Page 160, line 16, strike ": (3) pilot".
Page 160, strike lines 17 through 19.

(This amendment reduces by $1.2 million new funding proposed in the introduced budget for preschool pilot projects in FY 2008. Remaining new funding of $3.4 million would provide the state's share of the Virginia Preschool Initiative per pupil amount of $5,700 for an additional 1,000 students, plus $300,000 for start-up funding.)