2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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At-Risk Preschool at $6,000 Per Student

Item 135 #4s

Item 135 #4s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2007 $3,272,189 FY2008 $6,605,528 GF

Page 108, line 9, strike "$5,870,354,889" and insert "$5,873,627,078".
Page 108, line 9, strike "$6,000,814,369" and insert "$6,007,419,897".
Page 131, line 43, strike "$5,400" and insert "$5,700 the first year and $6,000 the second year".
Page 133, line 27, after "projected" insert "The Department is also authorized to expend unobligated balances in this program for grants to qualifying schools and community-based groups for one-time expenses, other than capital, related to start-up or expansion of programs.".

(This amendment increases from $5,400 to $5,700 the first year and to $6,000 the second year the basis for calculating the state's share of the funding for the Virginia Preschool Initiative for at-risk four-year-olds unserved by Head Start programs. The per pupil amount has not been updated since the program began in FY 1996. In addition, this amendment authorizes the Department of Education to provide one-time start-up or expansion grants out of any unobligated balances in the program based on non-participation.)