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Virginia Preschool Initiative - Professional Development & Training

Item 136 #11h

Item 136 #11h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Education
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $300,000 FY2020 $700,000 GF

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Page 115, line 10, strike "$6,943,460,098" and insert "$6,943,760,098".
Page 115, line 10, strike "$7,035,917,306" and insert "$7,036,617,306".

Page 139, after line 2, insert:

"h. Out of this appropriation, $300,000 the first year and $700,000 the second year from the general fund is provided through the Department of Education to the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning to ensure that all Virginia Preschool Initiative classroom programs teachers receive appropriate individualized professional development training from professional development specialists to support quality teacher-child interactions and effective research-based curriculum implementation.  Funding and professional development assistance shall be prioritized for teachers with Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observation scores that did not meet the statewide minimum acceptable threshold standard established by University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Education.  The University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, assisted on an as needed basis, by the Department of Education, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, and Elevate Early Education to hire and train specialists to provide such individualized professional development."



Explanation

(This amendment provides $300,000 the first year and $700,000 the second year from the general fund to UVA's CASTL to provide individualized professional development training to all Virginia Preschool Initiative classroom teachers.)