2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saxman
Co-Patron(s): Landes
Consolidation Plan for Va Schools for Deaf and Blind (language only)

Item 135 #2h

Item 135 #2h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Secretary of

Page 119, after line 34, insert:
"1. The Secretary, in conjunction with the Board of Education, shall consider, among other options, Public-Private Education Act (PPEA) proposals to effectuate the consolidation of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton and the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled at Hampton into the Staunton Campus and the transfer of students, programs and services to the Staunton Campus.  The consolidation may provide for students to be transferred into local school systems.  The Director of Planning and Budget, upon the request of the State Board of Education and the Secretary of Education, shall transfer general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations from the School for Deaf, Blind, and Multi-Disabled at Hampton to the School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton for the express purpose of and as necessary for the consolidation of these two schools by the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)