2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Project Discovery

Item 138 #10c

Item 138 #10c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 ($250,000) FY2018 ($62,500) GF

Page 106, line 5, strike "$27,391,970" and insert "$27,141,970".
Page 106, line 5, strike "$28,091,970" and insert "$28,029,470".

Page 108, line 22, strike "$675,000" and insert "$425,000".

Page 108, line 23, strike "$675,000" and insert "$612,500".

Page 108, after line 34, insert:

"2. Each participating community action agency shall submit annual performance metrics for services provided through the Project Discovery program that provide measurable evaluations and outcomes of participating students.  Such performance metrics shall include evidenced-based data that effectively measure academic improvement outcomes.  In addition, the performance metrics shall also include evidenced-based data to evaluate the specific effectiveness of the program for participating students on a longitudinal basis.  Further, the performance metrics shall include the coordination and collaboration efforts the program staff regularly have with the school-based personnel, such as teachers and guidance counselors, that support and maximize opportunities of participating students to successfully graduate from high school and then to enroll and graduate from an institution of higher learning.  Project Discovery shall submit a comprehensive and cumulative program performance metrics evaluation to the Department of Education and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 1, 2016.”.


(This amendment decreases $250,000 the first year and $62,500 the second year from the proposed increases in introduced budget for Project Discovery. In addition, a comprehensive evaluation of program metrics is required by October 1, 2016.)