2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dillard
Revisions to the Standards of Quality Funding

Item 146 #10h

Item 146 #10h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2005 $301,200,000 FY2006 $313,000,000 GF

Page 105, line 15, strike "$2,920,427,133" and insert "$3,221,627,133".
Page 105, line 15, strike "$2,934,464,120" and insert "$3,247,464,120".
Page 109, line 32, strike "6." and insert "6.a."
Page 109, after line 47 insert:
"b. Also included in this item are funds provided to support the revisions in the Standards of Quality approved by the Virginia State Board of Education on June 25, 2003: 1.0 principal position for every elementary school, 1.0 assistant principal position per 400 K-12 students, 5.0 elementary resource art, music and physical education teacher positions, 1.0 speech-language pathologist positions per 60 students, 1.0 technology support positions per 1,000 K-12 students, 1.0 instructional technology positions per 1,000 K-12 students, change secondary teacher to pupil ratio from 25:1 to 21:1 to provide one planning period per day per teacher, and 1.0 reading specialist per 1,000 K-12 students."

(This amendment provides additional state funding that will support the prevailing practice of most localities in the state for staffing needs in today's educational environment. The Standards of Quality have not been updated since the early 1980's when the current funding formula was implemented.)