2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Norment
Master Teacher Residency Program

Item 138 #8s

Item 138 #8s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $0 FY2018 $2,000,000 GF

Page 118, line 46, strike "$28,993,945" and insert "$30,993,945".

Page 124, line 5, strike "$1,500,000" and insert "$3,500,000".


(The introduced budget added $1.0 million in the second year for this program. This amendment would add an additional $2.0 million in funding to grants for partnerships between university Master's degree residency programs and school divisions. VCU and ODU currently have successful partnerships, but need additional funding to retain and expand their programs. In addition, funding should be provided to additional universities to place Master's level-trained teachers in other challenged school divisions. These programs provide new teachers the tools and training they need to succeed in challenging urban school environments. The costs of running a successful program include administrative and professional support and training costs, plus stipends for Master's degree students.)