Grow Your Own Teacher Pilot Programs Fund; created. (HB1724)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), and Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Grow Your Own Teacher Pilot Programs Fund. Establishes the Grow Your Own Teacher Pilot Programs Fund and permits the Department of Education to award grants from such fund to local school boards to establish Grow Your Own Teacher Pilot Programs whereby the local school board provides scholarships not to exceed $7,500 per academic year for attendance at a baccalaureate institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to any individual who (i) graduated from a public high school in the local school division, (ii) was eligible for free or reduced price lunch throughout the individual's attendance at a public high school in the local school division, and (iii) commits to teach, within three years of graduating from the baccalaureate institution of higher education in the Commonwealth and for a period of at least four years, at a public high school at which at least 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch in the school division in which such individual graduated from high school. The bill provides that in the event that any program scholarship recipient fails or refuses to comply with such teaching obligation, the sum of all scholarship funds received by such individual shall be converted to a loan that is subject to repayment with interest. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
12/18/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101126D
12/18/2018Committee
12/18/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 1-N)
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1724)

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