2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Clarify Use of Funding for Kindergarten Readiness Assessments (language only)

Item 343 #1h

Item 343 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 308, line 47, strike "work with public and private partners to" and insert:
"allocate $250,000 to Elevate Early Education for the purpose of implementing a pilot program for a kindergarten readiness assessment.  Elevate Early Education shall use the state funds in conjunction with any available private matching funds to procure the rights to an assessment instrument for use in the pilot program."
Page 308, strike lines 48 through 51.
Page 308, line 52, strike "matter experts, to develop a pilot design and appropriate metrics."

(This amendment clarifies the intended use of additional funding provided to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.)