2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Clarifies Implementation of Effective Schoolwide Discipline Initiative (language only)

Item 138 #1h

Item 138 #1h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 112, line 45, after "classroom." insert:
"Any school division which desires to apply for this competitive grant must submit a proposal to the Department of Education by August 1, 2013.  The proposal must define student outcome objectives including, but not limited to, reductions in disciplinary referrals and out-of-school suspension rates. In making the competitive grant awards, the Department of Education shall give priority to school divisions proposing to serve schools identified by the Department as having high suspension rates.  School divisions currently implementing Effective School-wide Discipline in one or more schools shall be eligible to apply for grants to support expansion of the program to additional schools. No funds awarded to a school division under this grant may be used to supplant funding for schools already implementing the program."

(This amendment modifies budget language to provide additional details and clarity regarding the implementation of the effective school-wide discipline initiative.)