2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watkins
Extended School Year Start-Up Grants

Item 135 #4s

Item 135 #4s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $0 FY2016 $6,900,000 GF

Page 110, line 17, strike "$16,828,349" and insert "$23,728,349".
Page 112, line 53, strike "$2,400,000" and insert "$9,300,000".

(This amendment provides funding to increase from $2.4 million to $9.3 million the cover the full start-up grants of $300,000 for each school that requested funding for implementing an extended school year program. To date, 31 schools in 15 school divisions have either received planning grants, start-up grants, or expressed interest. Schools in Bristol, Harrisonburg, Loudoun, Lynchburg, Manassas Park, Radford, and Richmond have received planning grants. Petersburg, Galax and Henrico have received start-up grants. Gloucester and Goochland turned down inadequate start-up grants. In addition, schools in Alexandria, Arlington, and Winchester have expressed interest.)