2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Norment
Aid to Libraries - Summer Reading Programs and STEM

Item 241 #1s

Item 241 #1s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
The Library Of Virginia FY2017 $0 FY2018 $2,000,000 GF

Page 222, line 49, strike "$15,753,584" and insert "$17,753,584".


(This amendment provides $2.0 million in FY 2018 to State Aid to Local Public Libraries that may be used for either summer reading materials and programs or for STEM instructional materials. Students who participate in summer reading programs have been documented to outperform non-participating peers in literacy fundamentals in grades K-2 and the SOLs for grades 3-12. Students participating in summer reading programs also outperformed their peers who did not participate in these programs in tests given after summer break. State Aid to Local Public Libraries has been reduced by $4.7 million since FY 2001 to only $200,000 more than the FY 2000 level.)