2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Norment
State Aid to Public Libraries - Summer Reading Programs

Item 138 #17s

Item 138 #17s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $1,500,000 FY2018 $1,500,000 GF

Page 106, line 6, strike "$27,391,970" and insert "$28,891,970".
Page 106, line 6, strike "$28,091,970" and insert "$29,591,970".


(This amendment increases state aid to public libraries to be used for summer reading materials and programs and STEM instructional materials. The $1.5 million will be transferred from Item 138 to be used exclusively for expanded library summer reading materials and programs. A companion amendment in Item 241 provides $1.0 million that may be used for either summer reading materials and programs or for STEM instructional materials. Students who partipate in summer reading programs have been documented to outperform non-participating peers on literacy fundamentals screening in grades K-12 and SOLs for grades 3-12. After returning from summer break K-12 students who participated in summer reading programs at their local public library outperformed those who did not in tests after returning from summer break. State aid to public libraries has been reduced over the last 15 years, declining by over $5 million in constant dollars to the level in 1999.)