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2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Vision Screening Grants

Item 135 #1h

Item 135 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Education
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $391,000 FY2020 $391,000 GF

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Page 108, line 2, strike "$29,443,983" and insert "$29,834,983".
Page 108, line 2, strike "$29,890,568" and insert "$30,281,568".

Page 109, after line 2, insert:

"Vision Screening Grants    $391,000     $391,000".

Page 109, line 5, strike "$29,443,983" and "$29,890,568" and insert:

"$29,834,983" and "$30,281,568".

Page 115, after line 9, insert:

"GG. Out of this appropriation, $391,000 the first year and $391,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to school divisions to pay for a portion of the vision screening of students in kindergarten, grade two or three and grades seven and ten, pursuant to Chapter 312, 2017 Session Acts of Assembly. Eligible school divisions may receive the state's share of $7.00 for each student reported in average daily membership and enrolled in kindergarten, grades three, seven and ten and who has received such vision screening test.  The Department of Education shall administrator and distribute reimbursements to school divisions and the funding shall be prorated if needed, such that the appropriation is not exceeded. Prioritization shall be given the schools that would most benefit from state assistance in order to provide such vision screening service to students that are eligible for free lunch."



Explanation

(This amendment provides $391,000 each year from the general fund to offset a portion of costs realized by school divisions that provide vision screening tests to eligible students as prescribed in Chapter 312, Acts of Assembly of the 2017 Session.)