2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Pre K-3 At Risk Literacy Technology Pilot

Item 138 #7s

Item 138 #7s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $300,000 FY2018 $0 GF

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“Y.  Out of this appropriation, $300,000 the first year from the general fund is provided for a pilot program for language and literacy technology for students in grades Pre-K through 3 students who are educationally at risk.  Such funds may only be used for language and literacy technology available through statewide optional use contracts administered by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency, with assistance from the Department of Education, shall initiate a request for proposal to select up to three language and literacy development and teaching software programs to be made available to all divisions for students in grades Pre-K through 3 identified as educationally at risk. The resultant contracts shall be made available for use by all school divisions and include statewide volume discount based pricing.".


(This amendment provides $300,000 the first year for a pilot related to acquiring language and literacy instructional technology for students in grades Pre-K through 3 to supplement traditional teaching methods.)