2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Achievable Dream

Item 135 #3h

Item 135 #3h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $129,000 FY2016 ($425,000) GF

Page 104, line 45, strike "$13,103,349" and insert "$13,232,349".
Page 104, line 45, strike "$13,103,349" and insert "$12,678,349".
Page 106, strike lines 46 through 56, and insert:
"N. Out of this appropriation, the Department of Education shall provide $554,000 the first year from the general fund for An Achievable Dream Academy.  The funding shall be allocated toward the cost of establishing a new academic academy, for students in kindergarten through grade twelve, within the Virginia Beach Public School system.  The academy shall be supported as a public/private partnership between the local school system, military, local corporate business partners and other stakeholders within the community.  The academy shall submit a summary report for its first year of operation which shall include, but not be limited to,  fulfillment of its goals and objectives, academic achievement of enrolled students and community partnerships to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than August 15, 2015."
Page 107, strike lines 1 and 2.

(This amendment provides $554,000 the first year from the general fund for An Achievable Dream Academy. An Achievable Dream initiative has been developed as a unique partnership between a local school division and the local business community to give students who are at risk of failure in school due to socioeconomic factors, a chance to succeed. An Achievable Dream Academy offers a curriculum that challenges students and raises the level of expectations they have for themselves academically and also supports building confidence and self-esteem. Currently, the Newport News Public School system has a successful Achievable Dream Academy.)