2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Item 146 #2s

Item 146 #2s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2005 $213,170,176 FY2006 $217,264,809 GF

Page 105, line 15, strike "$2,920,427,133" and insert "$3,133,597,309".
Page 105, line 15, strike "$2,934,464,120" and insert "$3,151,728,929".
Page 109, line 43, strike "Funding in support of an additional 9".
Page 109, strike lines 44 through 47.
Page 111, after line 44, insert:
"By November 15 of each year, the Department of Planning and Budget, in cooperation with the Department of Education, shall prepare and submit a preliminary forecast of Standards of Quality expenditures, based upon the most current data available, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. In odd-numbered years, the forecast for the current and subsequent two fiscal years shall be provided. In even-numbered years, the forecast for the current and subsequent fiscal year shall be provided. The forecast shall detail the projected Average Daily Membership and the resulting impact on the education budget.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall submit to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees: (a) by September 1, 2004, an update on the Department of Education’s on-going efforts to increase consistency of Annual School Report (ASR) data submitted and used in estimating costs, including updated documentation for Annual School Report submissions by school divisions and the schedule for publishing the ASR-related tables in the Superintendent’s Annual Report; (b) by September 1, 2005, updated comprehensive documentation of the Standards of Quality (SOQ) cost model and the schedule for publishing key SOQ model reports.".

(This amendment is one of a series related to the Virginia Investment Act. This amendment provides funding for the following revisions to the Standards of Quality proposed by the State Board of Education, as set forth in Senate Bill 479: a daily planning period for teachers at the middle and high school levels; five elementary resource teachers per 1,000 students; and two technology positions, one instructional and one support, per 1,000 students. These revisions are also consistent with Chapter III of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission's 2002 Review of Elementary and Secondary School Funding. In addition, this amendment requires certain reports, including a report on the SOQ forecast, similar to the existing requirement for a Medicaid forecast, and this amendment corrects an error in the bill as introduced regarding the revised methodology for the SOQ Remediation funding.)