2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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VCCS Base Adequacy

Item 230 #4c

Item 230 #4c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Community College System FY2005 $22,000,205 FY2006 $38,039,186 GF

Page 174, line 20, strike "$506,981,339" and insert "$528,981,544".
Page 174, line 20, strike "$517,392,172" and insert "$555,431,358".
Page 178, after line 26, insert:
"T.1. Out of this appropriation, $22,000,205 the first year and $38,039,186 the second year from the general fund is provided to address base funding needs identified by the Joint Subcommittee Studying Higher Education Funding Policies and to mitigate the pressure on student tuition and fees.  These amounts reflect a portion of the additional general fund support needed to provide adequate base support of the institution's core academic function. These additional funds will allow the institution to serve more students, retain existing students more effectively, increase the number of students receiving a degree or certificate, and enhance the quality and rigor of its academic programs.  The Secretary of Education shall monitor the institution's efforts to meet these objectives and other statewide needs.
2. Out of this appropriation, the Virginia Community College System shall allocate funds to support increased lease costs at Northern Virginia Community College.  The Virginia Community College System may also use a portion of these funds to support the expansion of three Middle College sites."

(This amendment provides additional general fund support to address base operating needs, increased student enrollments, and institution-specific needs. The corresponding nongeneral fund share is included as part of a separate amendment.)