2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Expand Eligibility for STEM Teaching Bonus (language only)

Item 138 #2h

Item 138 #2h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 112, line 5, strike "new".
Page 112, line 5, after "with" insert "up to three years of".
Page 112, line 5, strike "no".
Page 112, line 7, after "in" insert:
"Middle Education 6-8: Mathematics, Mathematics-Algebra I,".
Page 112, line 7, after "mathematics," insert:
"Middle Education 6-8: Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science,".
Page 112, line 9, after "first" insert ", second, or third".
Page 112, line 10, after "year." insert:
"A teacher, holding one or more of the aforementioned endorsements and assigned to a teaching position in a corresponding STEM subject area and regardless of teaching experience, who is reassigned from a fully accredited school in a Virginia school division to a hard-to-staff school or a school that is not fully accredited and receives a satisfactory performance evaluation and a signed contract for the following year is also eligible to receive an initial incentive award of $5,000."
Page 112, line 12, after "teaches a" insert "qualifying".
Page 112, line 12, after "subject" insert:
"in which the teacher has an endorsement".
Page 112, line 13, after "division" insert:
"following the year in which the teacher receives the initial incentive award".
Page 112, line 15, after "or" insert "low-performing".
Page 112, line 15, strike "in improvement" and insert "not fully accredited".

(This amendment expands the pool of teachers eligible to receive the STEM bonus.)