2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor McDonnell
Provide funding for information technology certification exams

Item 131 #2g

Item 131 #2g

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of FY2013 $1,500,000 FY2014 $1,500,000 GF

Page 91, line 3, strike "$18,782,491" and insert "$20,282,491".
Page 91, line 3, strike "$18,782,491" and insert "$20,282,491".
Page 91, after line 36, insert:
"F. Out of the amounts for Public Education Instructional Services, $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support students and teachers pursuing information technology industry certifications."

(This amendment provides funding for previous contractual obligations for an Information Technology Academy, which consists of a formal online curriculum that prepares students to pass Industry Certification Exams. Through a statewide agreement, this curriculum has been made available to every high school student, their parents and all high school faculty and staff. In addition, this appropriation will cover the cost of a statewide license with a third party provider to provide the certification examinations. This is a workforce development initiative to help prepare students to be career-ready or college-ready when they graduate from high school.)