2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Brien
Return on Resources Study

Item 131 #2h

Item 131 #2h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Secretary of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $750,000 GF

Page 115, line 4, strike "$630,356" and insert "$1,380,356".
Page 116, after line 57, insert:
"E.1.  This appropriation includes $750,000 from the general fund in the second year for the Office of the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Department of Education, to contract for one pilot project in each of Virginia's eight superintendent regions that will analyze data from each division including but not limited to student achievement outcomes, spending, demographics, and the learning environment.  Such data shall be published and presented on the Internet to inform citizens about the return on resources in said school divisions.  Data sources to be utilized should include, but not be limited to, local school divisions, the Department of Education, and other state and federal agencies.  
2. The selected school divisions shall include one school division with fewer than 2,000 students, one school division with over 100,000 students, and six school divisions with between 2,001 to 99,999 students.  Selection of the school divisions shall be made by the Speaker of the House, in consultation with the Secretary of Education."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)