2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Co-Patron(s): Kilgore
Jobs for Virginia Graduates

Item 139 #4h

Item 139 #4h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2009 $0 FY2010 $85,263 GF

Page 132, line 43, strike "$6,204,120" and insert "$6,289,383".
page 133, line 2, strike "$364,737" and insert "$450,000".

(This amendment provides an additional $85,263 the second year form the general fund to the Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) initiative. The additional funding will restore a portion of the $135,263 that was cut in House Bill 1600. JVG is a statewide program that helps at-risk high school students - mainly seniors - to graduate and obtain a job. Lessons taught by career specialists included on-the-job training, developing a resume , and basic job competencies. Once students complete their studies and are placed in jobs, JVG Career Specialists will track graduates for a year to ensure they become "fully entrenched in the work force." JVG is a proven drop-out prevention intervention that returns to the state 2.75 times the cost required to support the program. JVG is highly accountable and has repeatly won the Jobs for America's Graduates 5 of 5 Award.)