2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Kindergarten Readiness Program

Item 135 #2h

Item 135 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $0 FY2016 $1,000,000 GF

Page 110, line 17, strike "$16,828,349" and insert "$17,828,349".
Page 107, after line 37 insert:
"C. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided through the Department of Education to the University of Virginia to begin a statewide implementation of the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program."
Page 107, line 38, strike "C." and insert "D."

(This amendment provides $1.0 million the second year from the general fund to support the costs associated with the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) and will be administered by the University of Virginia. The assessments will focus on assessing kindergarteners in the fall to determine their social skills and self-regulation as well as math and literacy skills which are currently assessed using the existing Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) test. The annual costs of the program will total $1.7 million until fiscal year 2019, when the expected annual state costs will equal $1.3 million.)