2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Rush
AP Start-up Expansion Grants

Item 138 #17h

Item 138 #17h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $500,000 FY2018 $500,000 GF

Page 106, line 5, strike "$27,391,970" and insert "$27,891,970".
Page 106, line 5, strike "$28,091,970" and insert "$28,591,970".

Page 111, after line 11, insert:

"Y. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for competitive AP Start-up or Expansion grants to assist school divisions in offering AP courses currently not available or in offering additional sections."


(This amendment provides $500,000 each year from the general fund to provide competitive grants to school divisions for either Start-up or expansion of existing offerings of AP courses in the schools. Grant activities may include AP and pre-AP teacher and administrator professional development; PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 which provides AP potential to identify and recruit AP students; course materials; AP insight; implementation of AP/Project Lead the Way and AP/ pathways; and AP Exam fee waiver gap for low-income students and other recruitment and preparation efforts to increase student participation and engagement.)