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Budget Summary FY2018

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70100033 - Literacy Programs
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017

Account Description FY2017
7010-0033 Literacy Programs
For a literacy and early literacy grant program including, but not limited to, literacy programs that meet the needs of children with deficits that indicate likely third grade reading failure, including those at risk for dyslexia with a deficit in phonemic awareness, naming speed and letter sound knowledge, favoring programs that meet the federal standard for the essential components of reading instruction contained in 20 U.S.C. 6368(3); provided, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Reading Recovery; provided further, that programs receiving funding through this item shall provide ongoing evaluation and documentation of outcomes to the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that evaluations shall be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks developed by the department of elementary and secondary education; and provided further, that funds shall be expended on programs proven to be effective for students with dyslexia

1,588,145 1,396,907

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.