2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McDougle
Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program

Item 135 #10s

Item 135 #10s

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

Page 108, line 1, strike "$29,443,983" and insert "$29,943,983".
Page 108, line 1, strike "$29,890,568" and insert "$30,390,568".

Page 115, after line 9, insert:

"GG. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 each year from the general fund is for the Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program, which connects educators to state and school division policymakers."


(The Virginia Teacher Fellowship Program is designed to connect educators to state and school division policymakers. The two-year fellowship will provide a geographically diverse group of Virginia teachers an opportunity to objectively inform critical state policy issues such as teacher shortage, placement, retention, and use of technology in the classroom. In addition, this program will (1) yield data from teachers in Virginia's public schools which can be used to inform policy development, and (2) be externally and independently evaluated. This budget 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.)