2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Committee Approved)

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Restore New Teacher Mentors

Item 139 #17s

Item 139 #17s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2013 $500,000 FY2014 $500,000 GF

Page 97, line 15, strike "$5,706,719,879" and insert "$5,707,219,879".
Page 97, line 15, strike "$5,754,856,472" and insert "$5,755,356,472".
Page 123, after line 15, insert:
"35. New Teacher Mentors
Appropriations in this Item include $500,000 each year for mentors for new teachers."

(This amendment provides funding to support mentors for new teachers. Existing funding for new teacher mentors in hard-to-staff schools was eliminated in the budget as introduced. In FY 2012, $527,287 was provided so 689 new teachers, across 29 school divisions, would receive the support of a mentor teacher. Since this program is currently Lottery-funded, additional general funds would be provided for SOQ English as a Second Language, which is currently split-funded between Lottery Proceeds and general funds. Related language and dollar amendments will be reflected in all applicable service areas of the Appropriation Act upon enrolling of this amendment.)