2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Computer Science Training

Item 135 #1h

Item 135 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $550,000 FY2020 $550,000 GF

Page 134, line 4, strike "$33,621,945" and insert "$34,171,945".
Page 134, line 4, strike "$32,373,459" and insert "$32,923,459".

Page 134, after line 25, insert:

"Computer Science Teacher Training                                $550,000     $550,000".

Page 135, line 21, strike "$33,621,945" and insert "$34,171,945".

Page 135, line 21, strike $32,373,459" and insert "$32,923,459".

Page 142, after line 53, insert:

"MM. Out of this appropriation, $550,000 the first year and $550,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to CodeVA for the development, marketing, and implementation of high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth for the purpose of improving the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth using the Computer Science Standards of Learning For Virginia Public Schools, which were reviewed and endorsed by the Virginia Board of Education in November 2017.  The provided funds may be utilized for planning, preparing and materials needed for teacher training sessions provided during the biennium.

CodeVA shall report, no later than October 1, each year to the Chairman of the House Education and Senate Education & Health Committees, Secretary of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction on its activities in the previous year to support computer science teacher training and curriculum development."


(This amendment allocates the $550,000 each year from the general fund to CodeVA for the professional development and courses provided to teachers related to computer science learning in the classroom. There is a companion amendment to transfer this funding to Direct Aid.)