The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education released their budget recommendations this morning.  It includes the following recommendations:

– a significant reduction in the “LEA adjustment” or “discretionary reduction,” funds that school districts must return to the state.  The discretionary reduction was projected to be just over $500 million for the upcoming year. Republicans reduced it to $169.7 million

– $535,000 – funds for EVAAS, North Carolina’s value-added teacher assessment system

– additional millions for pass-through funds for Teaching Fellows (NC Public School Forum), Teacher Cadet (NC Association of Educators), Parental Involvement Initiative (PTA), Tarheel ChalleNGe (NC National Guard), and Teach for America

– $5.2 million – additional funds for residential schools (to ensure that all three of the schools remain open)

– $200,000 – restores funds for Governor’s Schools

The House proposal would increase the education budget from $7.4 million budgeted in 2011 to $7.7 million.