2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Western Virginia Public Education Consortium

Item 141 #22h

Item 141 #22h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2001 $55,000 FY2002 $55,000 GF

Page 97, line 48, strike "$326,798,379" and insert "$326,853,379".
Page 97, line 48, strike "$331,359,388" and insert "$331,414,388".
Page 101, after line 44, insert:
"13.  Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for General Education, the Board of Education shall provide $55,000 the first year and $55,000 the second year from the general fund for the Western Virginia Public Education consortium."

(This amendment would provide operating funds for the Western Virginia Public Education Consortium, composed of the school divisions of Alleghany, Bland, Botetourt, Clifton Forge, Craig, Covington, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, and Wythe. Among the duties and functions of the consortium would be: conducting ongoing needs assessments; developing plans and programs to respond to identified needs; develop linkages with technology-rich schools and school divisions in Northern Virginia; and creating the capacity for development of shared services and programs. Consortium members will also be provided with access to grant writing support and policy analysis service.)