2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Coyner
HB 1526 - Virginia Literacy Act: Grades 6-8

Item 129 #1h

Item 129 #1h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2023 $0 FY2024 $2,108,000 GF

Page 136, line 50, strike "$292,102,386" and insert "$294,210,386".

Page 141, line 30, strike "$4,640,000" and insert "$6,748,000".

Page 141, line 38, strike "$1,200,000" and insert "$2,308,000".

Page 141, line 42, at the end of the line, insert:

"Such services shall be provided by licensed reading specialists."

Page 141, after line 46, insert:

"4. Of this amount, $1,000,000 the second year is provided to the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning for the development of literacy screeners for students in grades 4 through 8 pursuant to the passage of House Bill 1526."


(This amendment provides $2.1 million the second year to provide regional literacy coaches for middle schools and for the development of a literacy screening tool for students in grades 4-8, as required by House Bill 1526. In addition, the amendment ensures that all regional literacy coaches are licensed reading specialists.)