2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Remove Governor's Schools Funding Cap

Item 150 #2s

Item 150 #2s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2003 $333,467 FY2004 $307,410 GF

Page 161, line 23, strike "$11,102,408" and insert "$11,435,875".
Page 161, line 23, strike "$11,852,830" and insert "$12,160,240".
Page 162, line 23, strike ", up to a".
Page 162, line 24, strike "cap of 1,275 students per Governor's School".
Page 162, after line 38, insert:
"Fairfax County Public Schools shall not reduce local per pupil funding for the Thomas Jefferson Governor's School below the amounts appropriated for the 2001-2002 school year."

(This amendment removes the cap on Governor's Schools enrollment for funding purposes. The only school that would be immediately affected is the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax. Lifting the cap would allow the school to receive the state share of funding for all of its students. In addition, it inserts a "maintenance of effort" requirement for local funding.)