2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Aird
Co-Patron(s): Price, Ward
New Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program

Item 135 #11h

Item 135 #11h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $500,000 FY2020 $500,000 GF

Page 108, line 2, strike "$29,443,983" and insert "$29,943,983".
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"Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program    $500,000     $500,000".

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"$29,943,983" and "$30,390,568".

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"GG. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program which is designed to connect educators to school division policymakers."


(This amendment adds $500,000 each year from the general fund to establish the Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program. The two-year fellowship will provide geographically diverse groups of Virginia teachers an opportunity to objectively contribute as well as be informed on critical state policy issues such as teacher shortage, placement, retention, and use of technology in the classroom. In addition, this program will yield data from teachers in Virginia's public schools which can be used in inform policy development, and be externally and independently evaluated. This budget amendment request is subsequent to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Virginia Department of Education. Public funds dedicated to this program will be supplemented by philanthropic and corporate support.)