2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Committee Approved)

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Voluntary Quality Rating System

Item 340 #2s

Item 340 #2s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 ($1,987,630) GF
FY2007 0.00 FY2008 -2.00 FTE

Page 372, line 14, strike "$33,547,536" and insert "$31,559,906".
Page 374, after line 44, insert:
"N.  Out of this appropriation, $864,570 the second year from the general fund shall be used to develop a Quality Rating System Pilot program for center-based, early childhood development programs.  At a minimum, the program shall include a quality assurance monitoring system to rate the services provided in early childhood programs.  The department shall provide technical assistance to the providers of early childhood services to improve the quality of programming and assist localities to in developing strategies to implement continuous quality improvements."

(This amendment reduces $2.0 million GF and two positions from the introduced budget for the development of a voluntary quality rating system for center-based, early childhood programs. This budget amendment funds the QRS initiative at $864,570 beginning July 1, 2007. Funds will be used to rate, monitor, and evaluate the quality of early childhood development programs, and provide technical assistance to providers and communities to improve the quality of these programs.)