Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-510-R1

Redraft EDU 510

Best Buddies

Messrs. Montigny, Eldridge and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0012, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for peer-to-peer inclusion programs for students with intellectual disabilities through Best Buddies Massachusetts"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "271,572,425" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "271,722,425"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-511

EDU 511

Quaboag Regional School District Safety Improvements

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that $50,000 be expended for Public Safety Improvements at the Quaboag Regional School District.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-512

EDU 512

METCO

Mr. McGee and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0012, by striking out the figure "17,912,443" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "19,912,443".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-513-R1

Redraft EDU 513

Technical Assistance to Schools on Anti-Bullying

Messrs. Wolf, Brownsberger, Welch, Lewis, Moore and Joyce, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Eldridge and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0950-0050, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that funds shall be used to provide operational support pursuant to section 37O of chapter 71 of the General Laws”; and in said section 2, in said item 0950-0050, by striking out the figure “300,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-514-R1

Redraft EDU 514

Veterans Oral History Project

Mr. Rush, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Forry, Messrs. McGee and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8700-0001, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Veterans Oral History Project to be conducted by the non-profit corporation Home of the Brave, Inc. in conjunction with the Massachusetts National Guard Museum; and in said item by striking out the figures “$9,973,671” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$10,023,671”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-515

EDU 515

Reading Recovery

Messrs. Rush and Brownsberger, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Rodrigues, Welch and Lesser, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge and Wolf and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0033, by striking out the words “and Reading Recovery shall receive an amount not less than the amounts appropriated in items 7010-0020 and 7030-1005 in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “shall receive an amount not less than the amount appropriated in item 7010-0020 in Section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, and provided further that not less than $900,000 shall be allocated for grants to school districts for Reading Recovery,”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$2,800,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$3,400,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-516

EDU 516

Enhancements in Afterschool Quality & Out of School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant

Mr. McGee and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by striking out the figures “$1,780,109” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$3,800,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-517

EDU 517

ASOST Council Pilot Program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7009-9600, by inserting after item 7009-9600 the following item: "7009-XXXX For the operation of a pilot sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community based organizations and to share identifiable student data; provided further the pilot program will last no longer than three years; provided further the executive office of education provides funds to two school districts in the commonwealth recommended by the Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council; provided the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council will conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot; provided further the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council will provide a report on the effects of the data sharing pilot on students participating in programs partnered with the school districts…………………………… $300,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-518

EDU 518

Cranberry Station Funding

Messrs. Rodrigues and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by adding the following:

 

“; provided further that the University of Massachusetts shall expend funds for the UMass-Amherst Cranberry Station.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-519

EDU 519

One-time child enrichment program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a one-time child enrichment program in the town of Saugus;”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-520

EDU 520

Youth Venture at MWCC

Ms. Flanagan and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, By inserting after item 7509-0100 the following item:-

“7509-0125 For the operation of the youth venture program at Mount Wachusett Community College ……… $100,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-521

EDU 521

Agawam Stage

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the stage and auditorium of Agawam High School in the city of Agawam"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$1,780,109" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$1,880,109"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-522

EDU 522

Regional School Transportation

Messrs. Humason and Ross, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. deMacedo, Tarr, Fattman and Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking out the figure "$56,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$70,251,563"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-523-R1

Redraft EDU 523

Auburn Youth and Family Services

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following words:- “;and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for student civic engagement and summer programming in the town of Auburn”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$1,780,109” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,795,109”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-524

EDU 524

Bottom Line

Mr. Moore and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Bottom Line to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “2,800,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “2,950,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-525

EDU 525

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7077-0023, by striking out the figure “$3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-526

EDU 526

Dual Enrollment

Mr. Moore, Ms. Donoghue and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0019, by striking out the figure “$750,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$2,000,000".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-527

EDU 527

Higher Education Sexual Assault Consultant

Messrs. Moore and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by inserting after the words "compact for education” the following: "provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Department of Higher Education to support assessment and coordination of a system wide effort to address campus violence, with an emphasis on properly identifying, reporting and responding to sexual violence, coordinating and offering training initiatives and fostering a culture of inclusivity”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$3,149,334” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$3,249,334”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-528

EDU 528

Leicester Public Library

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7000-9501, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that the grant for the reconstruction, renovation and rehabilitation of the Leicester Public Library in the town of Leicester shall be 65 per cent of the total project cost authorized pursuant to said section 19G of said chapter 78”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-529

EDU 529

Nursing and Allied Health Initiative

Messrs. Moore, Brownsberger, Petruccelli and Timilty and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0020, by striking out the figure "$200,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-530

EDU 530

State Scholarship Program

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by striking out the figure “$93,607,756”  and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$95,607,756".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-531

EDU 531

TAFDC Work Study Program

Mr. Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lewis, Eldridge, Welch and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7516-0100 the following 2 items:-

"7516-XXXX For the TAFDC Career Pathways Trust Fund as established in section 2LLLL of chapter 29 of the General Laws, provided that the program shall be administered by the Middlesex Community College through its entity, the Massachusetts Community College Executive Office; provided, further, that no more than $100,000 shall be used to administer the program................................................ $1,100,000

7516-XXXX For education opportunity coordinators established in section 5 of chapter 18 of the General Laws to assist recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children in earning a community college certificate or two-year associate's degree .............$1,250,000";

and further, by adding the following 3 sections:

SECTION XXXX. Paragraph (B) of section 2 of chapter 18 of the General Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 65 of the acts of 2013, is hereby amended by adding the following 2 clauses:-

(m) take all necessary actions, including connecting individuals with education opportunity coordinators established in section 5, to ensure that individuals receiving cash assistance through transitional aid to families with dependent children may engage in community college programs where assessment shows their chances of achieving long-term careers will improve.

(n) annually file a report with the chairs of the joint committee on higher education, the joint committee on children, families, and persons with disabilities, and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to:- (1) information regarding the efficacy of community college placements in developing careers for recipients of cash assistance; (2) the number of recipients enrolled in certificate or two-year degree programs at community colleges; (3) the number of recipients enrolled in a certificate or two-year degree program receiving grants under the TAFDC Career Pathways Trust Fund established in section 2LLLL of chapter 29; (4) graduation rates of recipients of cash assistance enrolled full time in a certificate or two-year degree program; (5) employment rates of former recipients 6 months after completing a degree or certificate program; and (6) employment rates of former recipients 1 year after completing a degree or certificate program. No personal identifying information shall be used in the report. The first report shall be filed on or before August 1 two years after said TAFDC Career Pathways Trust Fund is established and annually, on or before August 1, after that.

SECTION XXXY. Section 5 of said chapter 18, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The commissioner shall establish education opportunity coordinator positions within the department. The coordinators shall work with recipients of cash assistance through transitional aid to families with dependent children who enroll in community colleges for the purpose of earning a certificate or two-year degree. The coordinators shall work with recipients, community colleges, and case managers. Coordinators shall provide focused assistance to recipients including but not limited to developing career plans, identifying a program of study, accessing financial aid and work study, and helping obtain other supports such as childcare and transportation assistance. The commissioner shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the community colleges to ensure coordinators execute the duties of this paragraph. Each community college shall have at least 1 on-campus coordinator.

SECTION XXXZ. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2KKKK the following section:-

2LLLL. (a) There is hereby established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the TAFDC Career Pathways Trust Fund, hereinafter referred to as the fund, to which shall be credited any appropriations, bond proceeds or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited thereto. Middlesex Community College, hereinafter referred to as the college, shall hold the fund in an account or accounts separate from other funds or accounts; provided, however, that the fund shall be administered by the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office. Appropriations unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund.

(b) The fund shall be used to provide and fund employment opportunities for students enrolled full time in a certificate or two-year associate's degree program at any community college who receive cash assistance under transitional aid to families with dependent children.

(c) Funds shall be expended to reimburse or pay students receiving cash assistance under transitional aid to families with dependent children and enrolled full time in a certificate or two-year associate's degree program at any community college, provided students may continue to qualify for reimbursement or payment for up to 3 months after the student's cash assistance under transitional aid to families with dependent children expires if the student is still matriculated.

(d) Funds expended shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be for jobs at an off-campus community service placement as defined in subsection (f), at the college the student attends, or that provide career development opportunities.

(e) The share from funds distributed shall not exceed 80 percent of the total compensation paid to students, with the exception of off-campus community service placements as defined in subsection (f). Employers shall pay the costs of any employee benefits including all payments due as an employer's contribution under the state workman's compensation laws, federal Social Security laws, and other applicable laws. The federal work-study program shall not be used to provide the employer's share of student compensation.

(f) An off-campus community service placement shall include direct service planning, career development or applied research that is designed to improve the quality of life for residents of the community served, particularly low-income residents, in such fields as health care, child care, education, literacy training, welfare, social services, public safety, crime prevention and control, transportation, recreation, housing and neighborhood improvement, rural development, and community improvement. Placements shall be identified by the college through formal or informal consultation with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations.

The placement shall not be at an organization for whom a substantial portion of its mission is political activities, including but not limited to electing candidates, influencing ballot questions, and raising money for political campaigns.

(g) Students shall be paid the rate of pay as compared to entry-level salaries and wages provided other employees engaged in similar work, provided total applicant resources shall be considered to ensure to the maximum extent feasible that students may remain qualified for other federal and state public assistance programs. The office may make reasonable adjustments to salaries and wages to maximize a student's participation in other federal and state public assistance programs.

(h) Funds shall not be expended under the program to compensate students for hours worked in excess of an average of 20 hours per week over the period of enrollment or 40 hours per week during vacation period. A student shall not be concurrently employed in the same position by the fund and the federal work-study program and exceed the 20 hours per week average.

(i) Students may receive academic credit for work experience gained through fund jobs.

(j) Students who fail to remain on target to graduate or earn a certificate in the regular duration of a full-time student may no longer be eligible for monies from the fund, subject to the discretion of the commissioner.

(k) Monies received from the Massachusetts TAFDC Career Pathways Trust Fund established in Section 2LLLL of chapter 29 of the General Laws shall not count against a recipient's income, assets, or any other eligibility standard in qualifying for cash assistance benefits.

(l) The college and the board of higher education, hereinafter referred to as the board, shall enter a memorandum of understanding to ensure that funds are properly expended and disbursed. The college shall enter into agreements with employers, community colleges, the department of transitional assistance, and others for the operation of the fund. These agreements shall include such provisions as the office may deem necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section. These agreements shall be made available to the board upon request."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-532-R1

Redraft EDU 532

Adult Education in Lawrence

Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, in line 16, by inserting after the word "services" the following words:- " provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund to assist in citizenship education, citizenship application assistance, English as a second language classes and computer training for low-income adults; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Casa Dominicana of Lawrence to assist with citizenship, high school equivalency testing, and English as a second language classes for low-income adults”.  and by striking out the figure "30,374,160" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "30,474,160".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-533

EDU 533

Greater Lawrence Technical High School Athletic Field

Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further that no less than $500,000 be allocated to the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover for the purpose of building an athletic field."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-534

EDU 534

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment

Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. McGee and Moore, Ms. Lovely, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended [Amendment Text]

“SECTION XXXX. Chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 30 the following section:

 

Section 30A. (a) Public institutions of higher education shall offer inclusive opportunities to support individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders who are seeking to continue academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction in order to prepare for gainful employment. Individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders shall not be required to take any standardized college entrance aptitude test, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or obtain a passing score on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment in order to gain admission and enrollment in credit-bearing and non-credit courses that include students without disabilities, including enrollment in credit-bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course pre-requisites and requirements, and participate in internships or work-based training in settings with non-disabled students. Students with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders shall be socially and academically integrated with non-disabled students to the maximum extent possible, with provision of individual supports and services to support inclusion in academic courses, extracurricular activities and other aspects of the institution of higher education’s regular postsecondary program.

 

By inserting the following new section:-

 

"SECTION XXXY. Said Chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 39 the following section:

 

Section 39A. Students with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders enrolled in public secondary schools shall be allowed to enroll in credit and noncredit courses in public higher education institutions in the commonwealth that include non-disabled students, including enrollment in credit-bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course pre-requisites or requirements, with necessary supports, services, and accommodations provided by the student’s school committee, to facilitate the student’s enrollment and to support inclusion in academic courses, extracurricular activities, internships, work experiences, and other aspects of the institution of higher education’s regular postsecondary program and provide a free and appropriate public education.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-536-R3

3rd Redraft EDU 536

Bay State Reading Institute and Reading Recovery

Messrs. Tarr, Lewis, Humason and Rush and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0033, by striking out the words “that the Bay State Reading Institute and Reading Recovery shall receive an amount not less than the amounts appropriated in items 7010-0020 and 7030-1005 in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “"that the Bay State Reading Institute shall receive an amount not less than $400,000 and Reading Recovery shall receive an amount not less than $400,000,”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-537-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 537

School Media/Tech Centers

Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- “provided that no less than $200,000 be allocated to Andover High School to upgrade the media/tech center; provided further that not less than $35,000 be allocated to Andover High School for continued renovation of the Peter Aumais baseball facility”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-538

EDU 538

Innovation Schools

Messrs. Tarr and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9011, by inserting, at the end thereof the following:-

 

provided further, that up to $500,000 may be expended for innovation school activity focused on extending learning time in eligible schools; provided further, that preference shall be given to schools which provide a coherent plan to use extended time to ensure a robust and balanced curriculum of literacy and literature, numeracy, STEM, civics education, and humanities and the arts, and alternative education for students for whom such education will prevent dropout or truancy status; provided further, that some portion may be expended on planning or implementation grants for schools to develop and carry out voluntary and locally driven school site-level intervention and redesign carried out in collaboration with the teachers, faculty and parents of the school; provided further, that preference in the awarding of those grants shall be given to plans with approval from the local union, school administrators and school committee, and for schools currently undertaking such redesign with federal funds that will be expended and liquidated in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 for which the grants will provide consistency and continuity of reform efforts; provided further, that, in awarding the grants, the department shall also ensure consistency and alignment with any similar efforts being proposed or funded through item 7061-9408 and other redesign and turnaround efforts at the department; and provided further, that up to $225,000 may be expended through June 30, 2017 on innovation fellowships in sponsoring school districts that will participate in an in-depth, year-long planning process which shall include, but not be limited to, a comprehensive review and analysis of the department's District Standards and Indicators, Conditions for School Effectiveness and other priorities of the department; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$736,898” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$1,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-539

EDU 539

Unfunded Education Mandates

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

SECTION X.  Chapter 15 of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following section:-

SECTION XX.  Unfunded Education Mandates

If the division of local mandates, established under section 6 of chapter 11, determines that a law, rule or regulation related to education has not been paid in full by the commonwealth using the procedures established by section 27C(d) of chapter 29, then a city, town, or school district may petition the department of elementary and secondary education for a waiver from said law, rule or regulation, or any part thereof.  The department shall grant the waiver unless it determines that the absence of the mandate will lower the quality of education provided; provided, however, that the petition shall be deemed granted if the department fails to respond within 90 days of the submission of the petition request.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-540

EDU 540

Charter Schools

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

“SECTION ___. Paragraph (2) of subsection (i) of said section 89 of chapter 71, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second subparagraph."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-541

EDU 541

Randolph Literacy Project

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for a Randolph pilot program to increase literacy and address poor performance amongst low-income and minority students”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-542-R1

Redraft EDU 542

Early Literacy Programming

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for an innovative Milton pilot program to address the early literacy proficiency gap and to increase access to early education”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,580,375” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,780,375”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-543-R3

3rd Redraft EDU 543

Trips for Kids

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further that no less than $60,000 shall be expended for the construction of a children’s community playground at the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for a 1-time grant program to be administered by Southcoast Health System, Inc. for the purchase of automated external defibrillators, with possible applicants to include municipalities, school districts, including regional school districts, and non-profit organizations located in the city of New Bedford for use in schools, youth sports facilities, and other youth centers that serve financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that local matching funds may be provided through the municipality or school district by local appropriation or through donations from non-profit organizations or individual, corporate, or foundation gifts; and provided further that such a grant program shall be designated the Sean Patrick Toomey Memorial Grant”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "1,790,109" and inserting in place thereof the figures "1,875,109"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-544

EDU 544

Chefs in Schools Program

Mr. McGee, Ms. Flanagan and Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1925, by striking out the words: "provided that funds shall be expended for a grant to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program" and inserting the words:- "provided, that not less than amount appropriated in item 7053-1925 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread- The Walk for Hunger, Inc. to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program"; by inserting after the date November 13, 201 the words:- "and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 4, 2016; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Chefs in Schools Program, operated by Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc." and by striking out the figures "4,396,323" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "4,671,323".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-545

EDU 545

Regional School Transportation

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Wolf, Downing, Eldridge, Rodrigues and Moore, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Lesser, Tarr and Fattman, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Ross, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking out the figure "56,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "59,021,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-546

EDU 546

Community College Workforce Incentive Program

Messrs. Moore and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out item 7066-1221 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7516-0115 For the community college workforce training incentive grant program established in section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws, provided that the program shall be administered by Middlesex Community College through its entity, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office…… $1,450,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-547-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 547

Early Education Salary Rate Reserve

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Barrett and Brownsberger, Ms. Forry, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lesser, Lewis and McGee, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Joyce, Eldridge, Downing, Welch and Rush, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Montigny and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0042, by striking out the figure “$2,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-548-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 548

Performance Incentive Fund

Mr. Moore and Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by adding at the end thereof the following: "and provided further, that the adoption of a standard core of course offering and numbering that are honored for common credit toward degrees and certificates across the commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses shall be completed by December 31, 2016 and shall take effect 30 days from the completion date;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-549

EDU 549

Full Day Kindergarten

Messrs. Joyce, McGee, Moore and Rush, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Ross, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Montigny, Lewis and Kennedy, Mrs. L'Italien, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Brownsberger and Hedlund, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. deMacedo and Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7030-1002, by striking the words “provided further, that funds remaining in this item after grants have been issued to all cities, towns or regional school districts willing and able to expand kindergarten programs to full-day programs shall be divided among each of the programs that received funds through this item in fiscal year 2015 in a manner proportional to the distribution of funds to cities, towns and regional school districts in fiscal year 2015;” and in said item, by striking the figure “$1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$18,589,713”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-550-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 550

Circuit Breaker for English Language Learners

Messrs. Fattman, Humason, deMacedo, Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended inserting after section 104 the following section:-

“SECTION 104A. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of elementary and secondary education shall submit a report to identify a funding source to provide a school district that has experienced at least a 20 student increase during fiscal year 2015 of the number of students who are classified as English language learners.  Any such funding source shall provide for an additional cost reimbursement for the English language learners. The study shall consider the feasibility of the reimbursement being equal to the positive difference, if any, between: (i) the number of enrolled English language learners as of October 1, 2014 and (ii) the number of enrolled English language learners for fiscal year 2016 as measured by the census of the students on October 1, 2015; provided, however, that the reimbursement for each student shall be in an amount equal to the amount of reimbursement provided for in chapter 70 of the General Laws for an English language learner for that school district.

(b) The study along with any recommendations shall be submitted to the clerks of the house and senate, house and senate committees on ways and means, and the joint committee on education not later than March 1, 2016.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-551-R1

Redraft EDU 551

Aviation Maintenance Program Prior Appropriation Continuation

Messrs. deMacedo, Tarr, Ross, Moore and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after section 56 the following section:-

 

“SECTION 56A. Item 7504-0102 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-  “; provided, that any unexpended funds in this item remaining at the end of fiscal year 2015 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until January 1, 2017.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-552

EDU 552

Special Education Services Delivery

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, deMacedo, Fattman, Moore and Humason and Ms. O'Connor Ives 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 senate and the house of representatives not later than May 1, 2016.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-553-R1

Redraft EDU 553

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Mr. Brownsberger and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-9811 the following new item:-

“xxxx-xxxx For evidence-based, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention initiatives that provide technical assistance to schools to 1) organize local coalitions dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse in schools, 2) recruit, train and certify local volunteers to provide free prevention education for parents, students and school professionals, and 3)  strengthen the core standards of schools around the screening of prospective employees, the development of codes of conduct, the assessment and modification of physical spaces to reduce opportunities for sexual abuse, the responding to and reporting of boundary-violating behaviors and suspected acts of sexual abuse, and the training of staff and volunteers on ways to prevent adult perpetration and child-on-child sexual abuse…………………………………………………… $150,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-554

EDU 554

Unfunded Education Mandates

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

SECTION _.  Chapter 15 of the general laws as appearing in the 2014 official edition is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following section:-

Unfunded Education Mandates

If the division of local mandates, established under section 6 of chapter 11, determines that a law, rule or regulation related to education has not been paid in full by the commonwealth using the procedures established by section 27C(d) of chapter 29, then a city, town, or school district may petition the department of elementary and secondary education for a waiver from said law, rule or regulation, or any part thereof.  The department shall grant the waiver unless it determines that the absence of the mandate will lower the quality of education provided; provided, however, that the petition shall be deemed granted if the department fails to respond within 90 days of the submission of the petition request.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-555

EDU 555

Independent Common Core Curriculum Review

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

SECTION__. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special task force established to analyze the Common Core State Standards. The task force shall consist of the following: the commissioner of the department of elementary and secondary education, or a designee; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Teachers Association; 1 representative of the American Federation of Teachers; 1 representative of the Pioneer Institute; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Business Association for Education; 1 representative of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association; 1 representative of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; and 1 representative of the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. The chair of the task force shall be chosen by a majority vote of the 11 members of the task force.

In its examination, the task force shall conduct an independent and unbiased review the merits of the Common Core State Standards, including but not limited to: (i) the rigor of the English language arts standards in relation to the curriculum frameworks in place during the 2008 through 2010 school years; (ii) the rigor of the mathematics standards in relation to the curriculum frameworks in place during the 2008 through 2010 school years; (iii) which standard would better prepare Massachusetts students for college; (iv) the emphasis on informational texts in the new standards in relation to the curriculum frameworks in place during the 2008 through 2010 school years; and (v) the emphasis on writing in the standards in relation to the curriculum frameworks in place during the 2008 through 2010 school years.

The task force shall submit its report, findings and recommendations, along with any proposed legislation and regulatory changes, to the joint committee on education, and the clerks of the house and senate on or before January 1, 2016.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-556-R1

Redraft EDU 556

Wilmington Community Service Program

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Wilmington High School Wildcat Community Service Program"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-557

EDU 557

MCLA Gallery 51

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

“7113-0101 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………………..$75,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-558-R1

Redraft EDU 558

North Quabbin Rural Development Initiative

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to conduct a study for the revitalization of former North Quabbin area mill buildings and the impediments to the revitalization found in the state building code, to develop a plan for eco-tourism along the Millers river, to develop a municipal agricultural plan for North Quabbin communities, to conduct a study to determine the means and methods to expand hydro power along rivers and to develop an affordable housing plan in the town of Wendell”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7100-0200, by striking out the figure “$537,658,600” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$537,783,600”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-559

EDU 559

Foundation Budget Review Commission

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section ___, the following new section:-

 

SECTION XX.

Section 278 of Ch.165 of the Acts of 2014 is hereby amended by striking out, in subsection (a), the words “its report on or before June 30, 2015” and inserting in the place thereof the words “a preliminary report on or before June 30, 2015.  It shall file a comprehensive report on or before November 1, 2015.  The preliminary report shall include, but not be limited to, an outline of the Commission’s findings to date and topics expected to be considered prior to the issuance of the final report. The comprehensive final report shall include all findings of the Commission.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-560

EDU 560

Braille and Talking Book Library

Messrs. Brownsberger, Barrett, Lewis and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. L'Italien and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7000-9406, by striking out the figures "$2,468,121" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,516,693"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-561

EDU 561

McKinney-Vento Transportation

Messrs. Timilty, Humason, Moore and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0008, by striking it in its entirety inserting in place thereof the following item:-

“7035-0008 For reimbursements to cities, towns and regional school districts for the cost of transportation of nonresident pupils as required by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 100-77, as amended; provided that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 15, 2016, a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement under this item in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that school districts shall only be required to provide or arrange transportation for nonresident pupils to and from the school district of origin through the end of the academic year during which the student becomes homeless and after such time may enroll the student in a public school that resident students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend………………….$7,350,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-562-R1

Redraft EDU 562

Increasing campus safety for LGBTQ youth

Mr. Welch, Ms. Lovely, Mrs. L'Italien, Ms. Forry and Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by adding the following at the end thereof:-  "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be provided to the Department of Higher Education to support assessment and coordination of a system-wide effort to address campus violence, with an emphasis on properly identifying, reporting, and responding to sexual violence and violence against LGBTQ youth; and on coordinating and offering training initiatives and fostering a culture of inclusivity"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$3,149,334" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$3,299,334"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-563

EDU 563

Expanded Learning Time

Mr. Lewis, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Rodrigues, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Brownsberger and Barrett, Ms. Flanagan, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. Kennedy and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9412, by striking out the figure “$13,673,492” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-564

EDU 564

Adult Basic Education

Messrs. Eldridge and Lewis, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Forry, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Creem and Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by striking out the figure "30,374,160" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "30,874,160"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-565-R1

Redraft EDU 565

School Safety

Mr. Hedlund moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting the following: "provided further, that not less than $220,000 shall be expended for computer hardware replacement and technology for Weymouth public schools"; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$13,625,797” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$13,845,797”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-569

EDU 569

McKinney-Vento Student Transportation

Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Barrett, Lewis, Brownsberger, Moore, Rush and Ross, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Keenan and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0008, by striking out the figure "7,350,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "8,350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-570-R1

Redraft EDU 570

Extraordinary Special Education Costs

Mr. Brownsberger and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0011, by adding after the words "for fiscal year 2016" the following words:-

"(iii) to provide extraordinary relief to school districts whose special education costs exceed 30 per cent of the total district costs and whose tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at an approved private school located within the district exceed both $1,000,000 and 25 per cent of all tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at approved private schools; provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall not be considered prior year aid nor shall the funds be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2016; and provided further, that the department shall make not less than 80 percent of the funds available for awards on or before October 15, 2015."

and further, by adding after the words "purposes of clause (ii)" the following words:-

"provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (iii);

and further, in said item by striking out the figures "$2,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-571

EDU 571

YouthBuild

Ms. Lovely, Mr. Rodrigues, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Moore, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. McGee, Keenan, Montigny, Kennedy and Eldridge, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9626, by striking out the figure "$1,970,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,970,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-572-R1

Redraft EDU 572

State University Funding

Messrs. Moore and Hedlund moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out the words,

“7109-0100 For Bridgewater State University $43,031,878

7110-0100 For Fitchburg State University $28,352,007

7112-0100 For Framingham State University $26,450,723

7113-0100 For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $15,337,119

7114-0100 For Salem State University $43,439,691

7115-0100 For Westfield State University $26,393,056

7116-0100 For Worcester State University $25,477,859

7117-0100 For the Massachusetts College of Art $16,961,656

7118-0100 For the Massachusetts Maritime Academy $15,359,741”

and inserting in place the following words:-

“7109-0100 For Bridgewater State University $42,632,597

7110-0100 For Fitchburg State University $28,548,230

7112-0100 For Framingham State University $26,558,748

7113-0100 For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $15,476,910

7114-0100 For Salem State University $43,271,466

7115-0100 For Westfield State University $26,134,171

7116-0100 For Worcester State University $25,369,660

7117-0100 For the Massachusetts College of Art $17,238,440

7118-0100 For the Massachusetts Maritime Academy $15,573,508”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-574

EDU 574

Non-resident Vocational School Transportation Reimbursement

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0007, by striking out the figures “$2,244,847” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$3,907,818”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-575

EDU 575

Steps to Success

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Brookline Steps to Success program;” and in said item, by striking out the figures "$1,780,109” and inserting in place thereof the figures "$1,790,109”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-576

EDU 576

Family and education savings plan

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

"Subsection (a) of section 3B of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph:-

(17) An amount equal to the amount expended in such taxable year for the purchase of an interest in, or contributed in such taxable year to an account in, the funds from a Coverdell education savings account as established under 26 U.S.C. §530. The total amount deducted in such taxable year shall not exceed $2,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-577-R1

Redraft EDU 577

Randolph Supplemental Science

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

"provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for a supplemental science program for the Randolph Public Schools"; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,580,375” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,640,375”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-578

EDU 578

Reach out and Read

Messrs. Petruccelli, Moore, Rodrigues, McGee and Welch, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Lesser, Brownsberger and Rush, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Downing, Eldridge and Lewis, Ms. Gobi, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Humason and deMacedo and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-7070, by striking out the figures “$750,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$1,000,000”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-580-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 580

Safe and Supportive Schools

Messrs. Petruccelli, Eldridge and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Forry, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Tarr, Barrett, Brownsberger and Rodrigues, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lesser and Welch, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Keenan and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Wolf moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserted after item 7061-9611 the following item:-

“7061-9612For the implementation of section 1P of chapter 69 of the General Laws to create safe and supportive school environments; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to schools and districts that create action plans based on the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; provided further, that the department shall host regional trainings related to the safe and supportive schools framework; and provided further, that funding shall be allocated to an independent evaluation of this grant program…………….$500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-581

EDU 581

Chefs in School

Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1925, by striking out the words “provided that funds shall be expended for a grant to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

“provided, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7053-1925 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc. to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast  outreach program”;

by inserting after the date November 13, 2015 the words:-

“and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 4, 2016; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Chefs in Schools Program, operated by Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.”

and by striking out the figures “$4,396,323” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$4,646,323”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-582

EDU 582

Higher Ed Trustees

Messrs. Downing and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 53 the following section:-

“SECTION XX.  Section 23A of chapter 268A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following: “, and provided further, the board of higher education in its discretion may exempt a trustee from the provisions of this section with written notice to the trustees of said institution and the ethics commission.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-583

EDU 583

AP STEM Programming in Dracut

Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0035, by striking out the figure "2,553,197" and replacing it with the figure "4,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-584-R1

Redraft EDU 584

Unfunded Mandate Commission

Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Hedlund, Tarr, Humason, Moore and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section 105, the following new section:-

 

"SECTION 105A.  Notwithstanding section 6B of chapter 11 of the General Laws, the division of local mandates shall review and analyze all unfunded local mandates and deliver a report of the cost and economic impact of these mandates on municipalities.

The division shall also consider mandates placed on school districts, including but not limited to, unfunded mandates and reporting requirements. The division may make recommendations, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education, to repeal any reporting requirements that the division deems to no longer serve its intended purpose or be duplicative to other reporting requirements.

Not later than March 1, 2016, the division shall file its report, along with any proposed legislation to mitigate the effects of such mandates, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the joint committee on municipalities and regional government, the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-586

EDU 586

McKinney-Vento Student Transportation

Messrs. Eldridge and Lesser, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Lewis and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0008, by striking out the figures “7,350,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “20,823,023.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-587

EDU 587

Strengthening College and Career Readiness

Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, after item 7061-9404, by inserting the following new section:-

“xxxx-xxxx For a statewide college and career readiness program implemented by JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, to reduce the number of remedial developmental courses students are required to take at community colleges; provided, that JFYNetworks shall (i) maintain the JFYNet college and career readiness program to administer the Accuplacer Diagnostic and College Placement tests in high schools; (ii) provide individualized online instructional curricula to strengthen the skills measured by the tests; and (iii) administer final Accuplacer Placement tests to measure student progress and program outcomes; provided further, that passing scores shall be reported to community colleges ensuring student placement in credit-earning courses; provided further, that JFYNetworks shall coordinate with the 15 community colleges to identify not more than 5 high schools per community college that shall send students to the program………………………$500,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-588

EDU 588

Breakfast in the classroom

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended Section X. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, The Department of Education and Secondary Education shall be required to submit to the Joint Committee on Education a report on School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Outreach on or before January 1, 2016. Said report shall identify: (i) the number of schools operating a universally free Breakfast In the Classroom (“BIC”) program that is after the start of the school day and (ii) the Department’s efforts to expand the BIC program to schools that have 60% or higher free- or reduced-price eligible student populations, including those operating under the Community Eligibility Provision.

(b) The Department shall provide guidance on BIC adoption by offering resources on known public and private BIC funding and technical assistance providers to all districts that operate school breakfast programs.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-589

EDU 589

Alternative Education Grants

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9614, by striking out the figure “$246,140” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,783,360".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-590

EDU 590

Targeted Assistance for Underperforming Schools

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by striking the figure “$7,580,375” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  "$8,256,297".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-592-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 592

Early Education Information Technology

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7009-1700, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

"; provided that not less than $200,000 and up to $1,500,000 may be expended on improvements to the differential licensing infrastructure of the department of early education and care, to include the purchase of hand-held devices to be used for real-time, on-site data entry";

and in said item, by striking out the figure "$18,248,629" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "18,448,629".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-593

EDU 593

Regional School District Retirement Assessments

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

 

SECTION XXXX. There shall be a working group convened to study the employer retirement funding cost obligations and required reimbursements of all non-commonwealth employers, agencies, governmental units, independent authorities, boards, commissions, component units of the commonwealth, districts, including regional and regional vocational school districts, educational collaboratives, and planning commissions, which participate or may participate in the Massachusetts State Employees Retirement System, and whose employees are or may become members thereof.

The task force shall consist of 5 members: the secretary of administration and finance or a designee who shall serve as chair; the executive director of the state board of retirement or a designee; the executive director of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission or a designee; and 3 members appointed by the governor; 1 of whom shall represent a regional vocational school district, 1 of whom shall represent an educational collaborative; and 1 of whom shall represent a planning commission. The working group may include any additional persons deemed necessary.

The working group shall report its findings and recommendations to the general court, along with any draft legislation necessary to carry its recommendation into effect, by filing the report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than October 1, 2015.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-594

EDU 594

Operation A.B.L.E

Messrs. Lesser, Barrett and Montigny 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, that not less than $250,000 shall 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 worker;” and in said item, by striking out the figure “$30,374,160” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$30,624,160”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-595

EDU 595

Department of Higher Education Administration

Mr. Moore and Ms. Flanagan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by striking out the figure “$3,149,334” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,185,334”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-596

EDU 596

Mass Insight Education

Messrs. Petruccelli and Rush, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. Moore and Humason, Ms. Lovely and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0035, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided, that $50,000 be allocated to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to match funding for a joint research and program evaluation study on the college success outcomes of Advanced Placement program participants” and further amends the bill by striking the figure “$2,553,197”and replacing it with the figure: “$3,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-597

EDU 597

NEBHE Compact

Messrs. Kennedy, Timilty, Rush, Moore and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, in line 35 by striking out after the word “finance;” the following words: “provided further, that the department, in conjunction with the departments of higher education in the 5 other New England states, shall develop a regional student program for implementation in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that the program shall provide tuition discounts to out-of-state students seeking to attend Massachusetts institutions of higher education that provide academic programs not offered in the students’ home states; provided further, that the program shall secure tuition discounts for Massachusetts students seeking to attend institutions of higher education in one of the other 5 New England states that provide academic programs not offered in Massachusetts; provided further, that the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 1, 2016, a report on the progress to date on the planning and implementation of the program; provided further, that funds from this account shall be expended for the office of coordination; provided further, that funds from this account may be expended for the Commonwealth’s share of the cost of the compact for education; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-598

EDU 598

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment

Ms. Creem, Messrs. Moore and Barrett, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. McGee, Lewis, Brownsberger and Welch, Ms. Forry, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Timilty and Joyce, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Eldridge, Rush and Humason, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Ross and Kennedy, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. deMacedo and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7009-9600, by striking out the figure "$1,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "$1,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-599

EDU 599

New England Board of Higher Education

Messrs. Kennedy, Moore, Timilty, Rush and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0009, by striking out the figure “$183,750” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$367,500”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-600

EDU 600

Parent-Child Home Program

Ms. Creem, Mr. Rodrigues, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Downing, Brownsberger and Fattman, Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. L'Italien and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-7050, by striking out the figure "$19,464,890" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$22,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-601

EDU 601

Services for Infants and Parents

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Forry, Mr. Brownsberger, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking line item 3000-7050 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

 

 

"3000-7050. For the coordinated family and community engagement grant program, which shall establish a statewide network of supports for early education; provided, that the department shall distribute the grants no later than August 31, 2015, in order to allow a full year of service for families involved in these programs; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to, curriculum development, child assessment systems, activities that encourage providers to obtain associate and bachelor degrees, payment of fees, and direct assistance to programs seeking accreditation by agencies approved by the board and professional development courses; provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include, but not be limited to, community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, the home-based, school readiness and family support program known as the parent-child home program; head start programs, school readiness and family support programs, licensed child care providers, and child care resource and referral centers; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall be in alignment with the quality requirements of the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program and the development of the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS); provided further, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended to support program quality improvements as measured by the QRIS including, but not limited to: (a) ongoing alignment of standards and measurements for the QRIS with federally recognized program quality indicators; (b) facilitating accountability and monitoring practices including, but not limited to: classroom observations, document verification and self-assessments; (c) educator and program supports including technical assistance, trainings, workforce development, mentoring and access to educator resources; (d) fiscal supports to help programs achieve higher tiered program quality ratings within the QRIS; and (e) resources to educate families and consumers on the QRIS and high-quality early education and care programming; (f) provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for direct grants to early education and school age programs participating in the Massachusetts QRIS that are actively engaged in efforts to achieve Level 3 and Level 4 in order to improve quality in the early education and school age system of care; provided further, that the department shall encourage and support early childhood education and care providers to obtain associate and bachelor degrees through professional development programs including, but not limited to, the building careers program model; provided further, that the department shall take steps to streamline activities and programs funded through this item; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from this item on grants for supplemental services for children with individualized education………………………………………………………………………$21,464,890".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-602

EDU 602

Full Day Kindergarten Voluntary Student Assessment

Mr. Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Moore, Mrs. L'Italien and Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7030-1002, in line 15, by inserting after the word "data;" the following: "provided further, that the department is hereby authorized and directed to file a waiver with the US Department of Education (USDOE) to remove any requirement related to mandatory participation in the Massachusetts Kindergarten Entry Assessment (MKEA); provided further, that grantees may voluntarily participate in the MKEA, but no grantees shall be required to participate in the MKEA, unless the department has, in good faith, filed a waiver of this requirement with the USDOE which is not approved prior to the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year; provided further, however, that in no case shall grantees be required to participate in the MKEA after December 31, 2015;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-603

EDU 603

Educator Evaluation System Implementation

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-0029 the following new item:-

 

“7061-2200 For the administration and support of programs to assist schools and districts in the implementation of educator development, evaluation, and effectiveness initiatives…………………….$500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-604

EDU 604

Adult Basic Education

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Eldridge, Keenan and Lewis, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Barrett and Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Brownsberger, McGee, Welch and Lesser, Ms. Forry, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Montigny and Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by striking out the figure “$30,374,160” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$35,300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-605-R1

Redraft EDU 605

Job Readiness

Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by inserting at the end thereof the following:  “provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a job readiness program at East Boston High School to be implemented by the National Youth Development Council, Inc” and in the same item by striking the figure: "$2,800,000" and inserting in place the figure "$2,875,000" 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-606

EDU 606

Mobile College Planning Centers

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, there shall be a competitive grant program to operate a state-wide mobile college planning center to provide assistance to Massachusetts families in developing a comprehensive plan, digital financial education, and debt management counseling; provided further, that the program shall be administered by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education; provided further, that program eligibility is contingent upon an applicant’s ability to provide a matching amount of at least $100,000 in additional private funding for direct support of the state-wide mobile college planning center; provided further, that the program shall be chosen through a single competitive process and that the funds be dispersed by September, 30, 2015;”

 

And in said item by striking out the figures "$3,149,334" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$3,249,334"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-607

EDU 607

School Safety Pilot Program

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-9634 the following item:- “xxxx-xxxx For a pilot program for the construction or renovation of public schools located in the city of Lowell to study and promote student, teacher, and administrator safety by preventing forced entry into said schools through the hardening of doors and windows  $100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-608-R1

Redraft EDU 608

Keeping Our Commitment - Charter School Reimbursements

Messrs. Hedlund, Moore and Brownsberger, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Ross, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9010, by striking out the figures “$80,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$133,467,305”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-609-R1

Redraft EDU 609

Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting, after line item 3000-5075, the following new line item:-

“3000-XXXX. For grants in fiscal year 2016 to support planning activities in cities, towns, regional school districts or educational collaboratives currently providing pre-kindergarten or pre-school opportunities, to expand such opportunities on a voluntary basis to children ages 2.9 to 3.11 years-old; provided further that planning grants will be awarded through a competitive process established by the Department of Early Education and Care utilizing the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant public-private partnership model; provided further that preference shall be given in awarding these funds to districts serving high percentages of high-needs students; and, provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of that city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of the city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative without further appropriation…………….$500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-610

EDU 610

METCO

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Ross, Ms. Creem, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Barrett, Eldridge, Brownsberger and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0012, by striking out the figure “$17,912,443” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$21,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-611

EDU 611

Keeping Our Commitment - Homeless Student Transportation Costs

Messrs. Hedlund, Moore and Humason, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr, Ross and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0008, by striking out the figures “$7,350,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$20,823,023.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-613

EDU 613

Keeping Our Commitment - Kindergarten Development Grants

Mr. Hedlund, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Fattman and Lewis, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Brownsberger, Lesser and Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Kennedy, Tarr, Ross, Humason and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7030-1002, by striking out the figures “$1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$23,948,947”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-614-R1

Redraft EDU 614

Horace Mann Schools

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 35, the following section:-

“SECTION 35A. Subsection (n) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following 4 paragraphs:-

Notwithstanding the enrollment preferences in this section, a Horace Mann charter school in the cities of Boston or Springfield may limit enrollment geographically or add a geographic enrollment preference by: (i) using the assignment system of the city in which it is located; provided, however, that within the walk zone for the Horace Mann charter school, as calculated by the city’s preexisting student assignment system, the percentage of students who qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program or another successor measure as determined by the department is equal to or higher than the district’s overall percentage of students who qualify for the program; or (ii) offering enrollment preferences to students who reside in a specific geographical area in which the school building is located; provided, however, that within this geographical preference area, the percentage of students who qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program or another successor measure as determined by the department is equal to or higher than the district’s overall percentage of students who qualify for the program.

In order to institute a geographical enrollment limitation or preference, the original charter of the Horace Mann charter school or an amendment to the charter shall permit such an enrollment limitation or preference.  An amendment to the charter of a Horace Mann charter school to add an enrollment limitation or preference shall require the approval of the local school committee, the board of trustees of the Horace Mann charter school and the commissioner.

In addition to providing the information pursuant to subsection (e), a charter school that offers geographical enrollment preferences shall include in its application for approval or amendment: (i) a definition of the geographical area for which it shall offer an enrollment preference; (ii) an explanation of how this preference will support the mission of the charter school; (iii) evidence that within this geographical area there resides an equal or higher percentage of low-income students, as measured by qualification for the free or reduced price lunch program, or another measure as approved by the department, as compared to the district enrollment as a whole; and (iv) an explanation of how the charter school will target its recruitment and retention efforts for students within this geographical area. If a charter school that chooses to offer a geographical preference seeks a charter renewal and intends to continue applying the geographical preference, the board shall consider whether the preference area continues to serve an adequate percentage of low-income students to qualify under this subsection.

In Horace Mann charter schools that offer geographical enrollment preferences, priority for enrollment shall be given in the following order: (i) to students actually enrolled in the school on the date the application is filed with the board and their siblings; (ii) to students who reside within the geographical preference area and are enrolled in the public schools of the district where the Horace Mann charter school is to be located; (iii) to other students who reside within the geographical preference area; (iv) to other students enrolled in the public schools of the district where the Horace Mann charter school is to be located but who reside outside of the geographical preference area; and (v) to other students who reside outside of the geographical preference area but within the city or town in which the charter school is located.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-615-R1

Redraft EDU 615

Uniform Financial Aid Information

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Welch, Eldridge and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-

“SECTION XX. Chapter 69 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 31D the following new section:-

Section 31E. Any college or university, with the exception of community colleges and junior colleges, whether public or private, shall, upon accepting any undergraduate applicant for admission to such institution, provide to said applicant a uniform financial aid information shopping sheet. Each institution shall provide this sheet prior to the institution’s enrollment deadline to allow each undergraduate applicant sufficient time to make an informed decision about enrollment. Each institution shall use the financial aid shopping sheet developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the United States Department of Education pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, P.L. 110-135, to provide this information.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-616-R1

Redraft EDU 616

Reimbursement to School Districts for Student Transitions to Charters

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Lesser, Lewis and Moore, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Ross, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Brownsberger, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Welch, Ms. Forry, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Wolf, Humason, McGee, Kennedy, Petruccelli and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9010, by striking out the figure "80,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "84,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-617

EDU 617

Quality Charter School Proposals

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

“SECTION ___.

Paragraph (2) of subsection (i) of said section 89 of chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second subparagraph."