2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Senate Committee Approved)

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Direct Aid - STEM Teachers Incentives Program

Item 135 #14s

Item 135 #14s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $192,000 FY2020 $0 GF

Page 108, line 2, strike "$29,443,983" and insert "$29,635,983".

Page 110, line 13, strike the first instance of "$808,000" and insert "$1,000,000".


(This amendment increases the amount of funding available in the Department of Education's STEM Program to attract, recruit, and retain high quality diverse individuals to teach science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in Virginia's middle and high schools experiencing difficulty in recruiting qualified teachers. Currently, $808,000 is appropriated for this pilot program. Eligible teachers can currently receive a $5,000 incentive award for up to 3 years. This amendment would allow expansion of the program to more hard-to-staff schools.)