2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krupicka
Unified Innovation Fund

Item 138 #14h

Item 138 #14h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2013 $0 FY2014 $2,500,000 GF

Page 110, line 4, strike "$9,693,177" and insert "$12,193,177".
Page 111, line 35, strike "and $100,000 the second year".
Page 112, after line 45, insert:
"U. Out of this appropriation, $2,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the Unified Innovation Fund, pursuant to the passage of House Bill 1651, to provide competitive grant awards of up to $500,000.  Any entity or individual applying for funds from the Unified Innovation Fund shall include in its proposal, (i) a commitment to raising the achievement of students and (ii) a commitment to establish an accountability system designed to monitor and report annually to the Board of Education on such increases in student achievement. Funding shall be disbursed solely for the purposes of awarding grants on a competitive basis to any local school division, institution of higher education, or other individual or entity to fund education innovation projects, including (i) charter schools, (ii) virtual school programs, (iii) college partnership laboratory schools, (iv) plans to lengthen the school day or the school year, (v) new or enhanced information systems to support individualized instruction, (vi) new or enhanced pre-kindergarten programs, (vii) new or enhanced programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), (viii) new or enhanced Academic Year Governor's Schools, and (ix) any other innovative education projects that are focused on improving student achievement."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)