2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Floor Approved)

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GMU Redirect Operating

Item 162 #3h

Item 162 #3h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Higher Education
George Mason University FY2015 ($5,211,955) FY2016 ($5,211,955) GF

Page 152, line 40, strike "$460,764,071" and insert "$455,552,116".
Page 152, line 40, strike "$460,788,835" and insert "$455,576,880".
Page 153, strike lines 25 through 28.
Page 153, line 29, strike "G" and insert "E".
Page 153, strike 38 through 47.
Page 153, after line 47, insert:
"F. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 each year from the general fund is designated to support a partnership between George Mason University and the Center for Excellence in Education to enhance the capabilities of school teachers to teach STEM programs.  The funding will allow for (a) five additional "Bite of Science" programs impacting over 125 teachers and 17,125 students, (b) four Teacher Roundtables impacting over 100 teachers and 13,700 students, and (c) a part-time staff dedicated to the enhancement of materials in the Teacher Enrichment Program Clearinghouse, an on-line compendium of science resources for Virginia teachers."

(This amendment removes the proposed funding in the budget as introduced. A companion amendment provides general fund money to support faculty and staff compensation, in-state undergraduate enrollment, the operations and maintenance of new buildings, additional full-time faculty, retention improvement, institution-specific initiatives and in-state undergraduate tuition moderation. The amendment also restores a paragraph that was inadvertently deleted in the introduced budget.)