2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lucas
DOE - Virginia Literacy Act: Grade 6-8 (SB 1175)

Item 129 #3s

Item 129 #3s

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 in grades 4 through 8 pursuant to the passage of Senate Bill 1175."


(This amendment provides $2.1 million GF 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. In addition, the amendment ensures that all regional literacy coaches are licensed reading specialists. This amendment is pursuant to passage of Senate Bill 1175.)