2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krupicka
Co-Patron(s): Kory
New Commonwealth's Teaching Fellows Program (language only)

Item 138 #13h

Item 138 #13h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 112, line 2, strike "N." and insert "N. 1."
Page 112, after line 15, insert:
"2. The Department of Education may provide up to $50,000 in start-up funds to a local school division that elects to establish a Commonwealth Teaching Fellows Program, pursuant to the passage of House Bill 1504, for the purpose of hiring STEM educators.  In addition, any Fellow hired to teach in a STEM field may be eligible to receive an incentive award of up to $5,000 upon the successful completion of their  eight week pre-service training."

(This amendment redirects a portion of the STEM pilot initiative that was established to attract, recruit, and retain high-quality teachers, who after one year of successful teaching in a STEM area, would be eligible to receive a $5,000 bonus and an additional $1,000 each year for up to three more years thereafter.)