2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Item 144 #2c

Item 144 #2c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,000,000 GF

Page 146, line 23, strike "$43,069,426" and insert "$44,069,426".

Page 148, after line 1, insert:

"eMediaVA $0 $1,000,000".

Page 157, after line 31, insert:

"UU. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 is provided from the general fund in the second year for the Hampton Roads Education Telecommunications Association's eMediaVA program for statewide digital content development, online learning, and related support services.  All digital content produced and delivery of online learning shall meet criteria established by the Department of Education, meet or exceed applicable Standards of Learning, and be correlated to such state standards.  The eMedia VA program shall incorporate consultation with division superintendents or their designated representatives to assess school divisions' needs for digital content, online learning, teacher training, and support services that advance technology integration into the K-12 classroom, as well as for additional educational resources that may be made available to school divisions throughout the Commonwealth."


(This amendment converts funding in Item 141 for a statewide contract for digital content development, online learning, and related support services into a direct grant for WHRO to operate the eMediaVA statewide digital content and online learning system. There is a companion amendment in Item 141.)