Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-322

EDU 322

Regional School Transportation

Messrs. Michael O. Moore, Downing, Ross and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking out the figure “$49,521,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  “$51,521,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-323

EDU 323

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Mr. Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7077-0023, by striking out the figure “$2,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,000,000”

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-324

EDU 324

School of Excellence

Ms. Chandler and Mr. Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0024, by striking out the figure "$1,300,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-325

EDU 325

Child Nutrition Outreach Program

Messrs. Finegold, Petruccelli, McGee and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1925, by striking out the words “funds shall be expended for the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “$75,000 more than the amount expended in fiscal year 2013 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program”; by striking out the words “provided further, that funds” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “provided further, that $200,000 more than the amount spent in fiscal year 2013”; and by striking out the figure “$4,121,215” and inserting in place thereof figure:- “$4,396,215”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-326

EDU 326

Full Day Kindergarten

Messrs. Joyce, Rush and Rodrigues and Ms. Creem and Messrs. Brownsberger, Eldridge, McGee and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7030-1002, by striking the words “; provided, that continuation grants funded through this appropriation shall not exceed 75 per cent of the per classroom awards in fiscal year 2013”; and in said item, by striking the figure “$20,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$23,948,947”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-327

EDU 327

Foster and Adopted Child Tuition and Fee Waivers

Messrs. Michael O. Moore, Brownsberger and Knapik moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0021, by striking out the figure “3,233,842“ and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “ $3,674,842“ and further amended by striking out at the end thereof the following:- “;provided further, that if sufficient funds are not appropriated to cover full tuition and fee waivers, the council may adopt guidelines that give preference to qualifying students whose expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is less than $10,000; and provided further, no eligible student shall receive less funds than received in previous years due to the implementation of these guidelines."

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-328

EDU 328

JFY Networks MCAS Program

Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9404, by inserting after the words “August 31, 2014 to allow for summer remediation programs;” the following: “provided further, JFY Networks shall receive not less than the amount appropriate in line item 7061-9404 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012;” and by striking the figure “$9,094,804” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$9,294,804”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-329

EDU 329

McKinney Vento Transportation

Messrs. Welch and McGee and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0005, by striking out the figure “$6,050,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: “$7,350,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-330

EDU 330

VETERANS TUITION AND FEE WAIVERS

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section__, the following new section:-

 

“SECTION__. Section 19 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 189 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby further amended by inserting, after the third paragraph, the following new paragraph:-  Such guidelines shall provide tuition and fee waivers for veterans of Massachusetts, as defined in clause 43 of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, and active duty servicepersons who are permanent and legal residents of Massachusetts and whose educational costs for attending a public institution of higher education, as defined in Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws, are not fully covered by Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 3675, CFR 21.4253. The Commonwealth, not the institutions of public higher education, shall bear the cost of such tuition and fee waivers for Massachusetts veterans and active duty servicepersons. The tuition and fee waiver shall be applied to unmet tuition and fee charges after the application of any educational entitlements under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 3675, CFR 21.4253.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-331

EDU 331

Innovation Schools

Messrs. Petruccelli and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by inserting after item 7061-9010 the following:

“7061-9011 For competitive grants to schools districts for planning, implementation and enhancement of Innovation Schools; provided, that, in the case of planning grants, applications have received approval of the Innovation School prospectus from the screening committee; provided further, that, in the case of implementation grants, the applicant has received final approval of the Innovation School from the local school committee; provided further, that Innovation Schools looking to enhance their Innovation School plans have demonstrated program is meeting the school’s measureable annual goals and have a compelling plan for enhancing their Innovation School plan; and provided further, that priority will be given to schools proposed in level 3 and 4 districts….$1,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-332-R1

Redraft EDU 332

Child Care Rate Reserve

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chang-Diaz and Messrs. Rodrigues and DiDomenico and Ms. Clark and Messrs. Keenan, Joyce and Finegold and Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Wolf and Knapik and Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Montigny and Ms. Donoghue and Messrs. Rush, Eldridge and Brownsberger and Ms. Spilka and Messrs. Ross and Barrett and Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Kennedy, McGee and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended  by inserting, in line 1540, after the words “section 3”, inserted by amendment 49, the following words:- “(iv) $11,500,000 to the department of early education and care to be distributed to increase reimbursement rates for subsidized early education and care, for salaries, benefits and stipends for professional development of early education and care workers or programmatic quality improvements”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-333

EDU 333

Urban and Commissioner’s Districts

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0029, by inserting the following:- “; provided further that the district of Randolph shall join the ten districts of Boston, Brockton, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester, in the cohort known as the Commissioner’s Districts”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-335-R1

Redraft EDU 335

Randolph Parent Academy

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by inserting after the word “months” the following words:- “; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the continuation of a parent engagement program established in item 7061-9408 in section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008”;

and, in said section 2, in said item 7061-9408 by striking out the figure “$7,640,268” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: - “$7,890,268”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-336

EDU 336

ELL Workforce Development Zones

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by adding at the end thereof  the following: "provided further, an entity that receives grant funding for English Language Learners cannot receive such grants in more than one workforce development region"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-339

EDU 339

Centralized Waitlist for Income-Eligible Daycare

Messrs. Tarr, Knapik and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-4070, by striking the words “programs; provided” and inserting in place thereof the following language:-

 

“programs; provided that the department shall maintain and operated a centralized waitlist detailing the order in which and estimated time in which children eligible for benefits but on the waitlist will begin receiving benefits; provided further that the department shall provide quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house and the senate; and provided further that


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-340

EDU 340

Foundation Budget Review Commission

Messrs. Ross, Hedlund, Knapik and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:-

 

SECTION XX. Section 4 of Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 4, after the word “appropriate.” the following words:- The commission shall examine relevant data and reports on education funding produced within the last 10 years and make specific recommendations as to the financial sustainability of the foundation budget calculation. The foundation budget review commission established in section 4 of chapter 70 of the General Laws shall file its initial recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives under said section 4 of said chapter 70 not later than June 30, 2014.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-343

EDU 343

MAAPS Out of State Tuition

Ms. Chandler and Messrs. Rodrigues and Barrett and Ms. Chang-Diaz and Messrs. Brownsberger, Downing and Knapik and Ms. Clark moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section ___, the following new section:-

"SECTION ___. Nothwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of purchase services of the operational services division which, under Section 22N of Chapter 7 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008, is responsible for determining prices for programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, shall authorize the annual price for out-of-state purchasers requested by a program, not to exceed a maximum price determined by the division by identifying the most recent price calculated for the program and applying the estimated rate of inflation for each year, as determined by the division pursuant to said section 22N of said chapter 7, in which the rate of inflation is frozen beginning with fiscal year 2004, in a compounded manner for each fiscal year."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-345

EDU 345

Veterans Employment

Ms. Spilka moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by inserting at the end thereof the following words:- ";provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to provide internship opportunities and workforce training for Massachusetts Veterans at Framingham State University and Massachusetts Bay Community College, for which an evaluation of results shall be provided to the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs no later than 18 months following adoption;" and by striking out the figure "$1,961,016" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "2,061,016"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-346-R1

Redraft EDU 346

State University Performance Management

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following section _ :-

 

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the University of Massachusetts and the state universities shall issue an annual report on performance and innovation.  Said report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of achievement or develop of programs designed to (i) improve graduation rates; (ii) improve academic success; (iii) improve the percentage of students graduating on time or early; (iv) improve operational efficiencies; (v) reduce the cost of tuition and fees; (vi) increase the transparency of expenses and annual budgets, including development of a zero-based budget; (vii) increase coordination and collaboration in the procurement of goods and services; (viii) close the achievement gap for low and moderate income students;  (ix ) and increase financial aid to low income students.  Said annual reports shall be made available online on the website of the university and filed electronically with the clerks of the house and senate and with the house and senate committees on ways and means, who shall consider each universities commitment to the above criteria when determining state financial assistance.  Said report shall be filed annually on or before January 15.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-347-R1

Redraft EDU 347

School-to-Career

Messrs. Brownsberger and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by striking out the figure "$2,870,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "3,370,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-348

EDU 348

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES DELIVERY

Messrs. Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

“SECTION __. Salem State University shall study, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education, local educational authorities and private educational providers, the delivery of special education services in the commonwealth pursuant to chapter 71B of the General Laws and all applicable federal laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act of 1990.

Said study shall include a comprehensive evaluation of existing and potential models for providing special education, and the associated costs and benefits, including but not limited to the costs of personnel compensation, transportation, housing and assistive technologies.  Said study shall also seek to identify means by which services and instruction may be provided in a proactive manner, without the requirement or need for an individual education plan, but so as to maximize learning progress in local educational settings.

Said study, together with any legislative recommendations, shall be filed with the joint committee on education and the clerks of the house and the senate not later than May 1, 2014.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-349

EDU 349

DESE Implementation Costs

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting at the end thereof the following words:- "and provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be used for implementation of dropout prevention and recovery legislation signed by the governor during fiscal year 2013 or 2014; and provided further, that if said legislation is not signed by the governor, $60,000 shall be used for ongoing dropout prevention and recovery efforts by the department"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$13,837,895" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$13,897,895"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-350

EDU 350

Alternative Education Grants

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9614, by striking out the figure “$146,140” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,783,360”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-351

EDU 351

School Building Assistance Program

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section 62, the following new section:-

“SECTION XX. Section 10 of chapter 70B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, at the end of the first sentence, the following words:- “; provided, however, that the grant percentage may be 90 per cent or less for that any approved school project in a district designated as chronically underperforming under section 1K of chapter 69.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-352

EDU 352

Financial Literacy Pilot Program

Messrs. Finegold, Eldridge, Knapik and Welch, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Michael O. Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-0333 the following item:

“7061-0928 For a competitive grant program to promote financial literacy; provided, that the program shall equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to enable students to make critical decisions regarding personal finances; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop a 3 year pilot program for 10 public high schools on financial literacy education for implementation for the school year beginning in 2014; provided further, that the pilot program shall be a competitive grant process for high schools in gateway municipalities, as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws; and provided further, that the department’s advisory committee shall prepare and submit a report describing and analyzing the implementation of the program to the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means and the office of the state treasurer not later than December 31, 2014………………………………………$250,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-353-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 353

Creative Challenge Index

Mr. Rosenberg moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by inserting, after item 7061-9810, the following item:-

 

“XXXX-XXXX For the implementation of the recommendations of the creative and innovative education commission established in chapter 240 of the acts of 2010, and for the planning and design of a creative and innovative education index to measure how well schools develop and sustain student creativity; provided, that funds shall be expended to provide management oversight for the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the creative and innovative education commission and for establishing on-line forums for commentary, discussion and review of the plan and design of the index by interested parties including teachers, high-tech business leaders, education leaders, creativity experts and the public…………………$200,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-354

EDU 354

Clemente Course in Humanities

Messrs. Montigny and Rosenberg moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by inserting at the end thereof the following:

 

" ; provided further that no less than $150,000 be allocated for the Clemente Course in the Humanities, administered by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and local social service agencies, which provides college-level humanities instruction and support service free of charge and for college credit to low income adults; provided, that the funds shall be contingent upon a match of not less than $1 in federal contributions or $1 in private or corporate contributions for every $1 in state grant funding; and provided further, that all contributions be invested in a permanent endowment for the benefit of the Clemente Course in the Humanities and other humanities programs designed for low income communities in Massachusetts”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-355

EDU 355

Expanded Learning Time

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9412, by inserting after the words “use of the additional learning time” the following words:- “; provided further, that in approving expanded learning time implementation grant applications, preference shall be given to applications that target and enhance middle school academic support services”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-356

EDU 356

Hoops and Homework

Ms. Spilka moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting at the end thereof the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Hoops and Homework program in Framingham, Massachusetts"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$1,410,000" and inserting the figures "$1,510,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-357

EDU 357

Community Mediation Grant Program

Messrs. Downing and Wolf and Ms. Spilka and Messrs. Moore, Eldridge and Brownsberger and Ms. Creem and Messrs. Donnelly and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0700, by striking out the figure "$643,500" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "937,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-358-R1

Redraft EDU 358

College Transition Services

Mr. Downing and Ms. Clark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7066-0025 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx For adult college transition services focused on low-income and entry-level workers, provided that said funds shall be awarded competitively by the Board of Higher Education to adult basic education providers, including Local Education Agencies, Community-Based Organizations, community colleges and correction facilities with recognized success in bridging academic gaps of underserved populations and resulting in their college entrance, retention and success.  Provided further, that program awardees shall report on attendees' successful transition to college, and that the program shall deliver to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education, not later than February 15, 2014, an evaluation of the program and its impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps; and provided further, that funds may be expended through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer programming...…$100,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-363

EDU 363

Massachusetts Cranberry Health Research Center

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, Mr. Rush moved that the bill be amended, in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by adding at the end therof the following: “provided further, that the University of Massachusetts shall expend funds for the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Health Research Center”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-364

EDU 364

Gateway Cities Career Academies

Messrs. Downing, Rodrigues and Montigny and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7009-6400 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx For grants to support the establishment of career academies in Gateway Cities, and to build stronger relationships and partnerships among high schools, institutions of higher education, local employers, and workforce development entities, in order to create multiple and seamless pathways to employment; provided, that such funds shall be used to establish Education and Industry Coordinating Councils (EICCs); provided further, that the EICCs shall be chaired by the district superintendent and chair of the local workforce investment boards, and shall include representatives from district high schools, institutions of higher education, industry partners, and local/regional employers; provided further, that such funding shall be used to engage in planning to establish career academies or to plan for the establishment of such academies during the following fiscal year………………………………..$500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-366-R1

Redraft EDU 366

Mass College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51

Mr. Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7113-0100 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx  For Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center in the City of North Adams, to be administered by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts............................$100,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-370

EDU 370

STEM Pipeline Fund

Ms. Spilka and Messrs. DiDomenico, Eldridge and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 7066-0035, by striking the figure “1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-371

EDU 371

Springfield Housing Authority Talk Read Succeed Program

Mr. Welch and Ms. Candaras moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-4060, by inserting after the word “environments”  the following:-

 

"; provided further, no less than $200,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield Housing Authority Talk Read Succeed Program”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-374-R1

Redraft EDU 374

YouthBuild

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9626, by striking out the figure "$1,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "2,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-377

EDU 377

Older Workers

Mr. DiDomenico and Ms. Jehlen and Mr. McGee and Ms. Spilka and Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by striking out the figures “$30,024,160” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “ $30,174,160”; and in said item,  by inserting after the words “elementary and secondary education” the following:- “and provided further, that not less than $150,000 be expended for Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-378

EDU 378

Veterans Education

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8700-1150, Mr. Rush moved that the bill be amended, in section 2, in item 8700-1150, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

“provided further, that reimbursements of the costs of Massachusetts veterans’ tuition and fee waivers under section 19 of chapter 15A also include the costs of online courses;  provided further, that the Commonwealth, not the institution of public higher education, shall bear the cost of such tution and fee waivers for the veterans in the Commonwealth.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-379

EDU 379

Youth Music Programs

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting at the end thereof the following: “and provided further that not less that $200,000 shall be expended for The Discovery Ensemble to operate a youth musical program"; and in said item, by striking the figures "1,410,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "1,610,000"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-380

EDU 380

Expanded Learning Time

Mr. Rodrigues and Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Brownsberger, DiDomenico and Rush and Ms. Clark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9412, by striking out the figure “$13,768,030” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,168,030”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-381

EDU 381

Supportive Child Care

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-3050, by striking out the figure “$76,991,445” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$80,821,506”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-382-R1

Redraft EDU 382

English Language Acquisition and RETELL Initiative

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-1004, by striking out the figure “$1,805,310” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-383

EDU 383

Public School Military Mitigation

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0033, by striking out the words, “at Camp Edward, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Code and Otis National Guard Base”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$900,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  “$1,300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-384

EDU 384

Charter School Reimbursement for Cities and Towns

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Messrs. Brownsberger, Knapik and Welch and Ms. Donoghue and Messrs. Eldridge and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9010, by striking out the figure “76,354,914” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “102,713,679”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-385-R1

Redraft EDU 385

Reducing Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Paperwork

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:-

 

SECTION XX. SECTION 1. Chapter 15 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 66, the following new section:-

 

SECTION 67. Section 1. The commissioner of the department of elementary and secondary education shall issue a report on the department’s efforts and plans to reduce the use of paper and increase electronic dissemination and storage of data and documents.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the information technology, including alternative information technologies, presently utilized by the department; the electronic methods utilized by the department for maintenance, submission, or disclosure of information to improve data quality, agency efficiency, and responsiveness to the public;  the extent to which duplicative permitting and paperwork requirements have been eliminated through the implementation of inter-agency file sharing technologies; and any legal or technological impediments toward further reliance on electronic information sharing and paperwork reduction.   Said report , and any legislative recommendations, shall be filed with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and with the joint committee on education no later than September 30, 2013.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-386

EDU 386

Minimum Required Local Contribution

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0011, by inserting after “section 3” the following :-

“or a regional school agreement”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-387-R1

Redraft EDU 387

GLBT Youth Commission

Messrs. DiDomenico and Joyce and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting after “education" the following:- "and provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the commission on gay and lesbian youth established in section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, may allocate funds to ensure public schools’ support and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and the implementation of related suicide and violence prevention efforts and reduction of health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-389

EDU 389

Improve Building Safety and Security

Mr. Hedlund moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting after “education" the following:-

 

; provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the executive office of public safety and homeland security, shall allocate not less than $288,000 to the Hingham Public Schools for video cameras, automatic locking doors and training programs; not less than $262,705 to the Hull Public Schools for an enhanced security system, school-police connected radios and a school resource officer; and not less than $49,800 to the Cohasset Public Schools for video monitoring systems and a visitor security system to ensure the public safety of students, faculty, staff, administrators and visitors.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-390

EDU 390

McKinney-Vento Transportation Funding

Ms. Creem and Messrs. Keenan and Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0005, by striking out the figure “$6,050,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$11,300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-391

EDU 391

Adult Basic Education

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Messrs. DiDomenico and Donnelly and Ms. Clark and Mr. Brownsberger and Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Spilka and Messrs. Knapik, Rush and Petruccelli and Ms. Donoghue and Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Creem and Mr. Keenan and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by striking out the figure “30,024,160” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “32,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-392-R1

Redraft EDU 392

Office of Workforce Coordination

Messrs. Wolf, Michael O. Moore and Rosenberg moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by striking out the word “may” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- “shall”;

 

and, in said section 2, in said item 7066-0000 by adding the following words: “; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations”;

 

and, in said section 2, in said item 7066-0000 by striking out the figure “$1,961,016” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,261,016”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-393

EDU 393

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

Ms. Clark and Messrs. Finegold, Joyce and McGee and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-5075, by striking the figure “7,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “7,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-394-R1

Redraft EDU 394

Special Commission on Higher Education Quality, Efficiencies and Finance

Ms. Donoghue and Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Spilka and Mr. Pacheco and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following new section:-

“SECTION __. (a) There shall be a special commission on higher education quality, efficiencies and finance consisting of the following members: the secretary of education, or a designee, who shall serve as chair of the commission; the commissioner of higher education, or a designee; the President of the University of Massachusetts system, or a designee; the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education, or their designees; 6 persons to be appointed by the secretary of education, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the council of presidents of the state university system, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership; and a student representative currently enrolled in a public higher education institution in the commonwealth.

(b) The commission shall seek to define the requirements of a high quality system of public higher education that meets the needs of students and the commonwealth, and to define a sustainable model of financing such a system and the appropriate relative contributions of students and families, the commonwealth, and all other sources, including federal grants.

(c) In addition, the commission shall examine, report on, and make recommendations on the full range of issues affecting public higher education quality and financing in the commonwealth, including but not limited to: (1) leveraging current efficiencies and reforms, such as performance incentive grants and the partnership for collaboration and efficiencies initiative; (2) working to better understand and allocate all available resources to the campuses, including understanding current revenue structures; (3) enhancing operational efficiencies in the areas of human resources, purchasing and information technology and eliminating redundancies; (4) rationalizing the definition of tuition and fees in a manner that is transparent and consumer friendly; (5) re-evaluating the historical financing mechanisms that now restrict coherent fiscal planning, including, but not limited to, tuition retention and the fiscal structure of continuing education classes; (6) reviewing currently offered tuition and fee waivers, including (i) which waivers are still of policy value, (ii) which should be the fiscal responsibility of campuses and which of the commonwealth, and (iii) addressing the loss of revenue to campuses from the implementation of tuition retention and a redefinition of tuition and fees; (7) integrating campus capital planning with operating expenditures; (8) evaluating the appropriate adjunct faculty to full-time faculty ratio, with a review of the use of adjunct or part-time faculty, as well as the pay, benefits, responsibilities of, and support services provided to, adjunct faculty under the current system, the number and use of full-time and tenure-track faculty across the system and the ability of the current system to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff; (9) assessing the number of developmental students being served under the current system and at which institutions, and the adequacy of academic and related support systems in place for both the number and types of students served; and (10) maximizing student investment while attending an institution for public higher education. In particular, the commission shall recommend improved efficiencies of operation in public higher education that could lead to cost savings and improvements to fiscal controls, planning, and cost allocation. Subject to appropriation, the commission may hire temporary staff or consultants to assist with the research and development of any policy recommendations of the commission. The first meeting of the commission shall take place within 45 days after the effective date of this act. The commission shall file a report containing its recommendations, including legislation necessary to carry out its recommendations, with the clerks of the house and senate on or before June 30, 2014."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-395

EDU 395

Foundation Reserve One Time Assistance

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0011, by inserting after the word “application” the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to mitigate costs for districts that (i) experience foundation enrollment growth of greater than 325 pupils from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014; and (ii) whose chapter 70 as a percentage of total foundation budget is less than the district’s target aid percentage”; and by striking out the figure “1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof “$2,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-396

EDU 396

Include Transportation Costs in the Special Education Circuit Breaker

Ms. Creem and Ms. Spilka moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after Section _, the following new section:-

SECTION _.  The fourth sentence of subsection (a) of section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word ‘not’ and said section is further amended by striking, in lines 26 and 27, the following words: - ‘transportation costs’.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-397

EDU 397

Middle School Academic Support Services

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9412, by inserting, after the words “professional development” the following words:- “; provided further, that in carrying out the provisions of this item, districts may contract with vendors that have an established record of working with schools to target and enhance middle school academic support services”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-398

EDU 398

Reading Recovery

Messrs. DiDomenico, Rush, Petruccelli and Rodrigues and Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Knapik and Ms. Donoghue and Ms. Creem and Messrs. Brownsberger, Wolf, Welch and Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7030-1005, by striking the figure "$400,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$500,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-399

EDU 399

Uniform College and Career Readiness

Ms. Donoghue and Messrs. Knapik and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __, the following new section:-

 

“SECTION __.  (a) For the purposes of reducing the need for remediation following matriculation into a postsecondary setting, the comptroller shall transfer $30,000 from the General Fund to the department of elementary and secondary education (hereinafter referred to as “department”) to administer a pilot program called Uniform College and Career Readiness.

 

(b) The Uniform College and Career Readiness pilot program (“pilot program”) is hereby established to be administered by the department for the 2013-2014 school year for the school districts, charter schools, and innovation schools in gateway cities.  The pilot program shall be administered to approximately 750 students and will consist of (1) placement tests (2) diagnostic assessment tests, (3) intervention programs be administered to students over a 10-week period as indicated by a student’s score on the diagnostic assessment test to ensure that the student receives online education services necessary for the student to demonstrate postsecondary and workforce readiness with either a reduced or eliminated need for remediation, and (4) second placement tests following the delivery of any intervention services in order to collect data necessary to determine the pilot program’s efficacy.  The placement tests and diagnostic assessment tests shall be those tests commonly administered by public institutions of higher education.  The selected school districts, charter schools, or innovation schools shall receive funding to administer the tests and deliver the diagnosed remediation services. Administration of the placement tests, diagnostic assessment tests and intervention services shall commence when a student enters the eleventh grade.

 

(c) At the end of the pilot program, all recipient schools shall provide a report to the department that includes data of the efficacy of their program efforts by comparing the initial placement tests to the placement tests administered following the delivery of remediation services, and the department shall report the findings of said reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education, and the joint committee on higher education by August 2014, for the purpose of determining whether the pilot program shall be more broadly implemented.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-400

EDU 400

Mentoring Matching Grants

Messrs. Rodrigues and Rosenberg and Ms. Clark and Ms. Chang-Diaz and Messrs. DiDomenico, Knapik, Welch, Moore, Brownsberger, Donnelly and Kennedy and Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Finegold and Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9634, by striking out the figure “$250,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  “$450,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-401

EDU 401

Full Day Kindergarten

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Creem and Ms. Spilka and Messrs. Michael O. Moore and Knapik and Ms. Donoghue and Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Clark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7030-1002, by striking out the figure “$20,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$23,948,947”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-402

EDU 402

Safe and Supportive Schools

Ms. Clark and Messrs. DiDomenico, Rush, Keenan, Eldridge and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by inserting after item 7061-9611 the following item:

 

“xxxx-xxxx. For the safe and supportive schools grant program established by the department of elementary and secondary education to pilot and share an effective process for school and district teams to develop and implement safe and supportive school action plans; provided that said action plans shall be based on the framework and self-assessment tool created pursuant to section 19 of chapter 321 of the acts of 2008 and described in the final report of the behavioral health and public schools task force; and provided further that the districts shall also create district plans that support the recipient schools……………$200,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-403-R1

Redraft EDU 403

METCO

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem and Messrs. Brownsberger, DiDomenico and Barrett and Ms. Clark and Ms. Spilka and Messrs. Joyce and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0012, by striking out the figure "$17,142,582" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$18,142,582"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-404

EDU 404

Targeted Intervention in Underperforming Schools

Messrs. Kennedy, Finegold and Knapik and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by striking out the figure “$7,640,268” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

 

“$9,755,007”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-405

EDU 405

Workforce Development Funds

Mr. Wolf moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after 7066-0035 the following new item: 

 

7066-0050 Workforce Development Grants

 

For workforce development grants to community colleges;  provided that the funds shall be awarded by the commissioner of higher education to allow community colleges to: (1) develop a comprehensive response to the needs of  both employers and workers, including, but not limited to, traditional age students, low-income under and unemployed adults and veterans, by aligning skill training and certificate and degree programs with critical workforce needs in high-demand fields, (2) promote regional job growth by supporting the work of community colleges in responding to employer needs for a middle-skill workforce, (3) develop systems and infrastructure to promote and coordinate alignment of workforce training and education programs among the commonwealth’s public education institutions and including career vocational technical program, and (4) develop partnerships with regional and local workforce development, education and training institutions.…..$2,000,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-406

EDU 406

Educational Quality and Accountability

Messrs. Kennedy, Finegold and Knapik and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0029, by striking out the figure “$974,150” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

 

“$2,979,388”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-407-R1

Redraft EDU 407

INNOVATION SCHOOLS

Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Joyce and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9010, by inserting after 7061-9010 the following item: 

 

7061-9011   For competitive grants to school districts for planning, implementation and enhancement of Innovation Schools; provided, that, in the case of planning grants, applicants have received approval of the Innovation School prospectus from the screening committee; provided further, that, in the case of implementation grants, the applicant has received final approval of the Innovation School from the local school committee; provided further, that Innovation Schools looking to enhance their Innovation School plans have demonstrated progress in meeting the school's measurable annual goals and have a compelling plan for enhancing their Innovation School plan; provided further, that priority will be given to schools proposed in Level 3 and 4 districts; and provided further, that up to $365,000 may be expended to provide technical assistance and support to Innovation Schools applicants during planning and implementation.........$1,465,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-408

EDU 408

Reach Out and Read

Ms. Clark and Mr. Michael O. Moore and Ms. Chandler and Ms. Spilka and Messrs. DiDomenico, Knapik, Rodrigues and Wolf and Ms. O'Connor Ives and Messrs. Downing, Montigny, Welch, Pacheco, Eldridge, Finegold and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-7070, by striking out the figure "$600,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$800,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-409

EDU 409

Foundation Budget Review Commission

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Donnelly and Ms. Spilka and Ms. Clark and Messrs. Knapik and Rush and Ms. Candaras and Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Ross, Downing, Timilty, DiDomenico and Welch and Ms. O'Connor Ives and Messrs. Wolf, Michael O.  Moore, Keenan, Brownsberger and Eldridge and Ms. Creem and Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section _____, the following new sections:-

 

SECTION XX.  Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 4, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

 

Section 4. There shall be a foundation budget review commission to review the way in which foundation budgets are calculated and to make recommendations to the general court regarding such changes as may be appropriate. In conducting such review, the commission shall seek to determine the educational programs and services necessary to achieve the commonwealth’s educational goals, including those necessary to fully implement state curriculum standards and to prepare students to achieve passing scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System examinations or any successor assessment system. The review shall include, but not be limited to: class size; special education programs; programs for English language learners; preschool programs for all 3 and 4 year-olds and full-day kindergarten; additional resources necessary to assure educational opportunity for low-income students; salaries necessary to attract and retain high quality professionals; extracurricular programs; remedial programs for students at risk of failing to satisfy graduation requirements; books and other curriculum materials; equipment for science lab programs; and technology. In addition, the commission shall seek to determine how resources can be used in the most effective manner. In carrying out the review, the commission shall examine relevant data and any reports on education funding produced within the 10 years preceding the issuance of a commission report. The commission shall include the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, who shall serve as co-chairs, the secretary of education or a designee, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or a designee, the speaker of the house of representatives or a designee, the president of the senate or a designee, the minority leader of the house of representatives or a designee, the minority leader of the senate or a designee, the governor or a designee, the chair of the house committee on ways and means or a designee, the chair of the senate committee on ways and means or a designee and 1 member to be appointed by each of the following organizations:  the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Association Of School Business Officials, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association, Stand for Children, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators and the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools. Members shall receive no compensation for their services but may receive reimbursement for the reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities as members of the commission. The department shall furnish reasonable staff and other support for the work of the commission.

 

Prior to issuing its recommendations, the commission shall conduct not fewer than four hearings to receive testimony from members of the public. The hearings shall be held in locations that provide opportunities for residents from all geographic regions of the commonwealth to testify.

 

It shall not constitute a violation of chapter 268A for a person employed by a school district to serve on the commission or to participate in commission deliberations that may have a financial impact on the district employing that person or on the rate at which that person may be compensated. The commission may establish procedures to ensure that no such person participates in commission deliberations that may directly affect the school districts employing those persons or that may directly affect the rate at which those persons are compensated.

 

The commission’s recommendations, together with any proposed legislation, shall be filed every four years with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives who shall refer such recommendations to the appropriate committee of the general court. Within 30 days after such filing, the committee shall hold a public hearing on the recommendations.

 

SECTION XX.  The foundation budget review commission established in section 4 of chapter 70 of the General Laws shall file its initial recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives under said section 4 of said chapter 70 not later than June 30, 2014; provided, however, that the commission may issue an initial interim report before that date.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-410-R1

Redraft EDU 410

New England Board of Higher Education

Messrs. Kennedy, Timilty and Rush and Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Moore and Ms. Candaras and Messrs. Knapik and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0009, by striking out the figure "$184,500" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$367,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-411

EDU 411

Parent Child Home Program

Ms. Creem, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Lovely and Ms. Flanagan and Messrs. Brownsberger, Eldridge and Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-7050, by striking out the figure “$17,164,890” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$18,164,890”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-412-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 412

Support for Innovation Centers

Ms. Candaras moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7514-0100 the following item: "7514-0102 For the Massachusetts Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology through the Springfield Technical Community College Assistance Corporation, as established by section 125 of chapter 273 of the acts of 1994; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item shall include, but not be limited to, operating and maintaining cable television programming, distance learning curricula, telecommunications-intensive company facilities, and a small business incubator...............................................$60,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-413

EDU 413

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Child Care

Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-4060, by inserting at the end thereof:-

“provided further that a grandparent or any other kin raising a related child where the relative has been granted custody of the child through a guardianship issued by the Probate and Family Court, who meets income eligibility guidelines, may be paid from this line item when the child is at risk of becoming eligible for the state’s foster care system.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-414

EDU 414

Need-Based Financial Aid Programs

Ms. Clark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by striking out the figure "$90,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$90,607,756".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-415

EDU 415

Technical Assistance to Schools on Anti-Bullying

Ms. Candaras and Messrs. Welch, Brownsberger, Donnelly and Knapik and Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Wolf and Ms. Lovely and Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. McGee, Barrett, Eldridge, DiDomenico and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0950-0050, by striking out the figure “$102,837” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-415.1

Further EDU 415.1

Anti-bullying Gap Fix

Mr. Tarr moved that the amendment be amended in section 2, in item 0950-0050, by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

SECTION __. Section 37O of Chapter 71 as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting in line 6 after the word “students” the following:-

“or a member of a school staff, including, but not limited to, an education, administrator, school nurse, cafeteria worker, custodian, bus driver, athletic coach, advisor to an extracurricular activity or paraprofessional” and;

 

Further to amend in said Section 37O of Chapter 71 by inserting in line 43 after the word “student,” the following:-

 

“or a member of a school staff, including, but not limited to, an education, administrator, school nurse, cafeteria worker, custodian, bus driver, athletic coach, advisor to an extracurricular activity or paraprofessional”; and

 

Further to amend in said Section 37O of Chapter 71 by inserting in line 80 after the word “guardians.” the following:-

 

“The plan shall apply to students as well as a member of a school staff, including, but not limited to, an education, administrator, school nurse, cafeteria worker, custodian, bus driver, athletic coach, advisor to an extracurricular activity or paraprofessional”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-416

EDU 416

Relative to Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2010

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the bill be amended by striking out sections 20, 21, and 22 in their entirety; and further moves to amend the bill by adding the following sections:

“SECTION XXX. Section 167A of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the last sentence in subsection (e) the following words:- “(iii) the collection, storage, access, dissemination, content organization and use of fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases”.

SECTION YYY. Section 1 of chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby amended by striking out Section 1 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 1.  Subsection (a) of section 7 of chapter 15D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:-

(a)(i) As part of the department’s licensing and background record check process, the department shall conduct fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, as authorized by Public Law 92-544, before issuing any license.  The fingerprint-based checks shall be conducted on any applicant for a family child care, small group and school age, large group and school age, residential and placement license or family child care assistant certificate.  The fingerprint-based checks shall also be required for any household member, age 15 or older, or person regularly on the premises, age 15 or older, of applicants for family child care licensure and for all in-home non-relative department funded caregivers.  Authorized department staff may receive all criminal offender record information and the results of checks of state and national criminal history databases, under Public Law 92-544, in accordance with the law.  When the department obtains the results of checks of state and national criminal history databases, it shall treat the information according to sections 167 through 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereto regarding criminal offender record information.

(a)(ii) As part of the department’s licensing and background record check process, the department shall conduct fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, as authorized by Public Law 92-544, to determine the suitability of all applicants for employment, interns, or volunteers who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children in any department licensed or funded program.  The fingerprint-based checks shall also be required to determine the suitability of any individual who provides transportation services on behalf of any department licensed or funded program.  Authorized department staff may receive all criminal offender record information and the results of checks of state and national criminal history databases, under Public Law 92-544, in accordance with the law.  When the department obtains the results of checks of state and national criminal history databases, it shall treat the information according to sections 167 through 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereto regarding criminal offender record information.

(a)(iii) As part of the department’s licensing and background record check process, the department shall conduct fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. section 16962, for all applicants to be adoptive or foster parents and their household members age 15 or older.  Authorized department staff may receive all criminal offender record information and the results of checks of state and national criminal history databases, under 42 U.S.C. section 16962, in accordance with the law.  When the department obtains the results of checks of state and national criminal history databases, it shall treat the information according to sections 167 through 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereto regarding criminal offender record information.

(a)(iv) As part of the department’s licensing and background record check process, the department shall obtain from the sex offender registry board all current sex offender registration information, pursuant to sections 178i and 178j of chapter 6, associated with the address of the center, home, program or facility.

SECTION ZZZ. Section 2 of chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby amended by striking out Section 2 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 2.  Subsection (b) of said section 7 of chapter 15D, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:-

As part of the department’s approval process, the department shall conduct fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, under Public Law 92-544, before issuing any approval.  The fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases shall also be conducted, under Public Law 92-544, to determine the suitability of all applicants for employment, interns, or volunteers who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children in any department approved program.  The fingerprint-based checks shall also be required to determine the suitability of any individual who provides transportation services on behalf of any department approved program.  Authorized department staff may receive all criminal offender record information and the results of checks of state and national criminal history information databases, under this subsection, in accordance with the law.  When the department obtains the results of checks of state and national criminal information databases, it shall treat the information according to sections 167 through 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereto regarding criminal offender record information.

As part of the department’s approval process, the department shall obtain from the sex offender registry board all current sex offender registration information, pursuant to sections 178i and 178j of chapter 6, associated with the address of the center, home, program or facility before issuing any approval.

SECTION AAAA. Section 3 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012 is hereby stricken in its entirety.

SECTION BBBB. Subsection (d) of section 8 of chapter 15D of the General Laws, as amended by section 4 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting in the last sentence of section 4 after the words “42 U.S.C section 16962” the following words:-  “for potential adoptive and foster parents and their household members age 15 or older; Public Law 92-544 for all licensing matters as set forth by the department and for all applicants for employment, interns or volunteers in any department licensed, funded or approved program”.

SECTION CCCC.  Section (d) of section 8 of chapter 15D of the General Laws, as amended by section 4of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after the last sentence of section 4 the following paragraph:

The board shall adopt regulations establishing that each person providing child care or support services with the potential for unsupervised contact with children in any program or facility licensed, funded, or approved by the department, as well as any household members or persons regularly on the premises of family child care and large family child care homes, any prospective adoptive and foster parents and their household members, any department funded caregivers, and any individual who provides transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program shall be subject to a sexual offender registry information check pursuant to sections 178i and 178j of chapter 6.  The regulations shall also establish the conditions in which the department may deny an application for a license, license renewal or approval, employment, or department funding, as well as deny prospective adoptive and foster parents based upon the information obtained from the sex offender registry search.  The board shall also adopt regulations establishing an address search of the sex offender registry for purposes of licensing, license renewal or approval of school-aged child care programs, child care centers, family child care homes, placement agencies or large family child care homes, family foster care that is not supervised and approved by a placement agency, group care facilities or temporary shelter facilities, including the conditions in which the department may deny an application for a license, license renewal or approval based upon the information obtained from the address search of the sex offender registry.

SECTION DDDD. Section 8 of chapter 15D of the General Laws, as amended by section 5 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012,  is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

(j) Fingerprints, as referenced in subsections (a) and (b) of section 7 and subsection (d) of this section, shall be submitted to the identification section of the department of state police for a state criminal history check and forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check, according to the policies and procedures established by the identification section and by the department of criminal justice information services.  Fingerprint submissions may be retained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the state identification section, and the department of criminal justice information services for the purpose of assisting the department in its review of suitability for initial or continued licensure, certification, or approval.  The department of criminal justice information services may disseminate the results of a state and national criminal history checks to the department of early education and care to determine the suitability of : (i) any current holder of or applicant for a family child care, small group and school age, large group and school age, and residential and placement license, or family child care assistant certificate; (ii) all current and prospective employees in any department licensed, funded or approved program, who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children; (iii) all household members, age 15 or older, or persons regularly on the premises, age 15 or older, of current family child care providers and applicants for family child care licensure; (iv) all in-home non-relative department funded caregivers; (v) all adoptive or foster parent applicants and their household members age 15 or older; and (vi) any individual who provides transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program.  If the department receives information from a fingerprint-based check that does not include any final disposition or is otherwise incomplete, the department may request that an applicant, either new or renewing, provide additional information to assist the department in determining the suitability of the individual for licensure, certification, approval, funding or employment.

For the purposes of this section, a “conditional employee” is an individual who has the potential for unsupervised contact with children who a department licensed, funded or approved program or a provider of transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, hires without first obtaining the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check because the employer determines that hiring the individual is necessary.  A department licensed, funded or approved program, or a provider of transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, may hire conditional employees under the following circumstances:

Until the Commonwealth has fully implemented a system for forwarding fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check and providing the results of those checks to the department, the department licensed, approved or funded program, or the provider of transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, may hire individuals without first obtaining the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal background check if the employer has first obtained the results of a criminal offender record information check and department of children and families background record check, as required by the department, on the individual(s).

Once the Commonwealth has fully implemented a system for forwarding fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check and providing the results of those checks to the department:

(a)Programs or transportation providers shall require employees hired for September, 2013 or thereafter without the results of state and national fingerprint-based criminal history checks to submit fingerprints for state and national criminal history checks within a reasonable period of time; and;

(b)Programs or transportation providers may hire individuals without first obtaining the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check in limited circumstances.  The board of early education and care shall in a manner provided by law and in accordance with chapter 15D of the general laws, promulgate regulations necessary to carry out this section.  These regulations shall address the circumstances under which a program or transportation provider may hire a conditional employee.

Notwithstanding any laws to the contrary, if a program or transportation provider seeks to hire a conditional employee, the program or transportation provider may request that the individual provide additional information regarding his or her history of criminal convictions, if any, to assist the program or transportation provider in determining the individual’s suitability for unsupervised contact with children; provided however, that no unsupervised contact with children shall occur prior to the program or transportation provider obtaining the results of a sexual offender registry information check pursuant to sections 178i and 178j of chapter 6.

SECTION EEEE. Section 8 of chapter 15D of the General Laws, as amended by section 5 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph beginning with the words “All persons required to submit fingerprints” and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

All persons required to submit fingerprints pursuant to this chapter, including but not limited to, (i) any current holder of or applicant for a family child care, small group and school age, large group and school age, and residential and placement license, or family child care assistant certificate; (ii) all current and prospective employees in any department licensed, funded or approved program, who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children; (iii) all household members, age 15 or older, or persons regularly on the premises, age 15 or older, of current family child care providers and applicants for family child care licensure; (iv) all in-home non-relative department funded caregivers; (v) all adoptive or foster parent applicants and their household members age 15 or older; and (vi) any individual who provides transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, shall pay a fee, to be established by the department in consultation with the secretary of public safety and security, to offset the costs of operating and administering a fingerprint-based criminal background check system.  The fee shall not exceed $35 per person.  The fee may increase accordingly if the Federal Bureau of Investigation increases its fingerprint background check service fee.  The department licensed, funded or approved programs may reimburse applicants for employment for all or part of the fee on the grounds of financial hardship.  Any fees collected from fingerprinting activity under this chapter shall be deposited into the Fingerprint-Based Background Check Trust Fund, established under section 2HHHH of chapter 29.

SECTION FFFF. Section 2HHHH of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as amended by section 6 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following paragraphs:-

Section 2HHHH.  There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Fingerprint-Based Background Check Trust Fund, which will consist of all fees collected for the purposes enumerated in chapter 459 of the acts of 2012.  Amounts credited to the fund shall be available, without further appropriation, to the executive office of public safety and security to carry out fingerprint-based state and national criminal background checks for the purposes of employment, professional licensure and other non-criminal justice purposes.

For the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenue and related expenditures for implementing fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, as authorized by chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, the executive office of public safety and security may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the most recent revenue estimate, provided further that the fund shall be in balance by the end of the fiscal year.  Revenues deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the following fiscal year.

SECTION GGGG. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

Section 38R. In a manner prescribed by the board of elementary and secondary education, the school committee and superintendent of any city, town or regional school district and the principal or other administrator, by whatever title the position be known, of a public or private school, including a special education school program approved under chapter 71B, shall obtain periodically, but not less than every 3 years, from the department of criminal justice information services all available criminal offender record information for any current or prospective employee or volunteer within the school district who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children, including any individual who regularly provides school related transportation to children. Said school committee, superintendent or principal or other administrator shall also have access to and may obtain all criminal offender record information for any subcontractor or laborer commissioned by the school committee or school or employed by the city or town to perform work on school grounds, who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.

SECTION HHHH. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The school committee, superintendent of any city, town or regional school district or the principal or other administrator, by whatever title the position be known, of a public or private school, including a special education school program approved under chapter 71B, shall also obtain a state and national fingerprint-based criminal background check, under 42 U.S.C. section 16962, to determine the suitability of current and prospective school employees who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.  For the purpose of this section, employees shall include any apprentice, intern, or student teacher who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.  The school committee shall only obtain a state and national fingerprint-based criminal background check for current and prospective employees for whom the school committee has direct hiring authority. The superintendent, principal or other administrator shall also obtain a state and national fingerprint-based criminal background check for any individual who regularly provides school related transportation to children.  Said school committee, superintendent or principal or other administrator may obtain a state and national fingerprint-based criminal background check, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. section 16962, for any volunteer or subcontractor or laborer commissioned by the school committee or school or employed by the city or town to perform work on school grounds, who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.  Fingerprints shall be submitted to the identification section of the department of state police for a state criminal history check and forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check, according to the policies and procedures established by the identification section and by the department of criminal justice information services. Fingerprint submissions may be retained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the state identification section, and the department of criminal justice information services for the purpose of assisting employers authorized under this chapter to ensure the continued suitability of those individuals.  The department of criminal justice information services may disseminate the results of the state and national criminal background checks to: a school committee, superintendent, principal or the designee of the school committee, superintendent or principal, to determine the suitability of current and prospective employees of the school employer; and to the department of elementary and secondary education to determine the suitability of applicants for license and licensed educators who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children; provided that the department of criminal justice information services may disseminate to a school committee only results for current and prospective employees for whom the school committee has direct hiring authority.

SECTION IIII.  Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the first two sentences of the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof:

Entities that receive the results of national criminal background checks shall treat the information in accordance with sections 167 through 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereto regarding criminal offender record information. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 4(9) and 4(9 1/2 ) of chapter 151B of the General Laws, if a school employer receives criminal record information from the state and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks that includes no disposition or is otherwise incomplete, the school employer may request that an individual provide additional information regarding the results of the criminal background checks to assist the school employer in determining suitability for direct and unmonitored contact with children.

SECTION JJJJ. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence of paragraph four beginning with “The board of early education and care shall” and inserting in place thereof the following sentences:-

The board of elementary and secondary education shall in a manner provided by law and in accordance with this section and sections 167 through 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereto, promulgate regulations necessary to carry out this section.  These regulations shall address the circumstances under which a school employer may rely on a suitability determination made by a previous Massachusetts school employer or the department of elementary and secondary education, in lieu of obtaining a new state and national criminal history background check.  The factors identified in the regulations shall include, but need not be limited to: the date of the previous suitability determination; the individual’s employment history; and the individual’s state(s) of residence(s) since the previous suitability determination. If an employer chooses to conduct a new state and national finger-print based criminal history background check, rather than rely on a previous suitability determination, the employer shall pay the fees for the new check.

SECTION KKKK. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting in the second sentence of the fourth paragraph after the word “section 16962”, the following words:-  “and Public Law 92-544”.

SECTION LLLL. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking the last sentence in the fourth paragraph and replacing it with the following sentence:- The regulations may reflect a phased-in schedule for the fingerprint-based background checks of individuals whose employment or service began prior to the 2013-2014 school year.

SECTION MMMM. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 7 of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out, in the last sentence of section 7, the words “The fee” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “Any fees collected from fingerprinting activity under this chapter”.

SECTION NNNN. Section 38R of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as amended by section 8C of chapter 459 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by striking out Section 8C in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 8C. For the purposes of this section, a “conditional employee” is an individual who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children who a school employer hires without first obtaining the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check because the employer determines that hiring the individual is necessary. School employers may hire conditional employees under the following circumstances:

Until the Commonwealth has fully implemented a system for forwarding fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check and providing the results of those checks to school employers, school employers may hire individuals without first obtaining the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check if the school employer has obtained from the Massachusetts department of criminal justice information services all available criminal offender record information on the individual(s).

Once the Commonwealth has fully implemented a system for forwarding fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check and providing the results of those checks to school employers:

1)school employers shall require employees hired for the 2013-14 school year or thereafter without the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check to submit fingerprints for a state and national criminal history check within a reasonable period of time; and

2)school employers may hire individuals without first obtaining the results of a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check in limited circumstances. The board of elementary and secondary education shall in a manner provided by law and in accordance with this section, promulgate regulations necessary to carry out this section. These regulations shall address the circumstances under which a school employer may hire a conditional employee.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 4(9) and 4(9 1/2 ) of chapter 151B of the General Laws, if a school employer seeks to hire a conditional employee, the school employer may request that an individual provide additional information regarding his or her history of criminal convictions, other than juvenile or sealed convictions, to assist the school employer in determining suitability for direct and unmonitored contact with children.

SECTION OOOO. Section 9 of chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby amended by striking out section 9 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 9.  Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall apply to all new applicants for licensure, certification or approval, for all household members, age 15 or older, or persons regularly on the premises, age 15 or older, of applicants for family child care licensure, for all applicants to be adoptive or foster parents and their household members age 15 or older, and for all in-home non-relative department funded caregiver applicants, submitted on or after September 1, 2013.  All individuals who are currently licensed, certified or approved by the department of early education and care, all household members, age 15 or older, or persons regularly on the premises, age 15 or older of family child care licensees, as well as all in-home non-relative department funded caregivers, shall be required to comply with the requirements of this act upon renewal of licensure, certification, approval or funding, no later than September 1, 2016. Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall also apply to prospective employees in any department of early education and care licensed, funded or approved program who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children, including those providing transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, hired to begin employment on or after September 1, 2013.  Employees in any department of early education and care licensed, funded or approved programs who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children, including those providing transportation services on behalf of any early education and care department licensed, funded or approved program hired prior to that date shall submit fingerprints for state and national criminal history checks no later than September 1, 2016.

Should a state and national fingerprint-based criminal check not be available through the department by September 1, 2013, then all new applications for licensure, certification or approval, all household members, age 15 or older, or persons regularly on the premises, age 15 or older, of applicants for family child care licensure, all applicants to be adoptive or foster parents and their household members age 15 or older, and all in-home non-relative department funded caregiver applicants who apply on or after September 1, 2013, must undergo such a check as soon it becomes available.

Should a state and national fingerprint-based criminal check not be available through the department at the time an application for renewal of a department issued license, certificate, approval or funding request is due, then the applicant for renewal must undergo such a check as soon it becomes available but not later than September 1, 2016.

Should a state and national fingerprint-based criminal check not be available through the department by September 1, 2013, then any prospective employee in any department of early education and care licensed, funded or approved program who has the potential for unsupervised contact with children, including those providing transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, hired to begin employment on or after September 1, 2013, will be hired conditionally as set forth in this act.

Should a state and national fingerprint-based criminal check not be available through the department by September 1, 2013, then any employee in any department licensed, funded or approved program who has the potential for unsupervised contact with children, including those providing transportation services on behalf of any department licensed, funded or approved program, hired prior to September 1, 2013, who is undergoing a department required periodic CORI and DCF background record checks investigation, may continue employment conditionally as set forth in this act, but must undergo such a check not later than September 1, 2016.

Section 7 and Section 8C of this act shall apply to all individuals in K-12 education whose employment or service for a school or district begins in or after the 2013-2014 school year.  Individuals in K-12 education whose employment or service began before the 2013-2014 school year shall submit fingerprints for state and national criminal history checks on a phased-in basis prior to the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-417

EDU 417

Afterschool and Out-of-School Time

Messrs. McGee and Kennedy and Ms. Lovely and Mr. Joyce and Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Clark and Messrs. Michael O. Moore and Knapik moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, Mr. McGee moved that the bill be amended, in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by striking out the figure “$1,410,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,610,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-418-R1

Redraft EDU 418

E-Team Machinist Program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be provided to a related pilot program in Lynn”; and by striking out the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,090,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-419

EDU 419

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment

Ms. Creem and Ms. Candaras and Messrs. Moore, Knapik, DiDomenico, Barrett, Brownsberger, Rush, Joyce, Pacheco and McGee and Ms. Spilka moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7009-9600, by inserting after the words “opportunity for their children to participate in the inclusive concurrent enrollment initiative” the following words:-  “provided further that the executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of higher education shall encourage planning and development of a pilot program to include students in the residence life of the state public institutions of higher education to enable inclusive dormitory living;”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures: - “$960,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-420-R1

Redraft EDU 420

MCPHS University

Mr. Richard T. Moore and Ms. Chandler and Mr. Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 93 the following section:-

“SECTION 93A.  Chapter 93 of the acts of 1852 is hereby amended by striking out section 1, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 208 of the acts of 1979, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

 

Section 1.  Thomas Farrington, Joseph Burnett, George S. Jones and all such persons as are now members of an association known as “MCPHS University”, or shall hereafter become members of the same, are hereby constituted a corporation and body politic, in law and in fact, by the name “MCPHS University”, having met the definition of “university” under 610 CMR 2.04, for the purpose of cultivating, improving and making known the principles of pharmacy and allied health professions and their collateral branches of science and for giving instruction in the same.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-421

EDU 421

Quinsigamond Community College

Mr. Richard T. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out item 7512-0100 and inserting in place thereof the following:-

"7512-0100 For Quinsigamond Community College; provided, that the college shall continue to support a satellite campus in the town of Southbridge and continue to pursue additional regional satellite space......$15,268,569"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-422

EDU 422

Bay State Games

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games