2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stolle
Achievable Dream

Item 135 #20h

Item 135 #20h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $1,500,000 FY2016 $1,500,000 GF

Page 104, line 45, strike "$13,103,349" and insert "$14,603,349".
Page 104, line 45, strike "$13,103,349" and insert "$14,603,349".
Page 107, after line 49, insert:
"T. Out of this appropriation $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support the development and implementation of a new Achievable Dream program."

(This amendment provides $1.5 million each year from the general fund to be allocated for another Achievable Dream location. Achievable Dream, Inc., operates academy schools through a public/private partnership which includes the public school system, military, local corporate partners, and others within an academy community. Newport News has had a successful program for over 20 years. The requested funding will enable Virginia Beach Public Schools to partner with the Achievable Dream, Inc., to start an academy in September 2014, within the school division. There is an offsetting companion amendment: 130.7h.)