2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: BaCote
Co-Patron(s): Hester, James, McClellan, Murphy, Plum, Rasoul, Tyler
Expand VCU Teacher Residency Program

Item 135 #8h

Item 135 #8h

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 113, after line 30, insert:
"W. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for planning grants for low-performing hard-to-staff schools to partner with any of Virginia's universities that offer credentials in teacher education with the expectation of duplicating the partnership model currently between Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Education and Richmond City School Division.  The Department of Education shall coordinate and award the planning grants."

(This amendment provides $1.0 million the second year from the general fund for planning grants to expand the highly successful teacher residency partnership model such as the one currently between VCU's School of Education and Richmond City School Division. The VCU model is an intensive, school-based teacher preparation training program that operates similar to a medical school residency program. Students admitted into the competitive program committ to a full residency year and a minimum of three years of teaching in the participating local school division. During the residency year, the students are paired with a Clinical Resident Coach. The program is designed to help address and focus on unique challenges of teaching in an urban environment.)