2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Greason
Children's Science Center for Elementary Schools

Item 138 #6h

Item 138 #6h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $100,000 FY2018 $100,000 GF

Page 106, line 5, strike "$27,391,970" and insert "$27,491,970".
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"Y.  Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Children's Science Center to offer to elementary school students opportunities to engage and learn through hands-on STEM related learning experiences."


(This amendment provides $100,000 each year from the general fund to the Children's Science Center. The Center will offer elementary school students with opportunities to learn STEM related academia through class visits to the Children's Science Center Lab and with the delivery of community outreach programs to students on school premises, with free programs for Title I school students and discounted programs for others. The funds will be matched by private fundraising and will support over 10,000 students annually in five school divisions in Northern Virginia, with 60% being Title I schools. Funds cover program design, coordination, delivery, and evaluation.)