2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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2.0% Teacher Salary Increase July 1, 2009

Item 140 #18c

Item 140 #18c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2009 $0 FY2010 ($53,315,097) GF

Page 115, line 57, strike "$6,599,719,818" and insert "$6,546,404,721".
Page 130, strike lines 50 through 58.
Page 131, strike lines 1 through 24 and insert:
"a. The appropriation in this item includes $77,644,363 the second year from the general fund for an equivalent payment for the following salary increase and related fringe benefit costs for funded SOQ instructional and support positions and other funded incentive program positions:
1) For the second year, the state share of a payment equivalent to a 2.0 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2009, for all funded positions.
2) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the average instructional position salaries be improved throughout the state by at least 2.0 percent the second year.  Sufficient funds are appropriated in this act to finance, on a statewide basis, the state share of a 2.0 percent salary increase for all funded positions effective July 1, 2009, to school divisions which certify to the Department of Education that equivalent increases have been granted in the second year.
b. These funds shall be matched by the local government, based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay.
c. This funding is not intended as a mandate to increase salaries."

(This amendment provides an increase over the base of $77.6 million from the general fund the second year for the state's share of a 2.0 percent salary increase based on all SOQ-funded positions, effective July 1, 2009. The budget as introduced included an additional $132.4 million for salary increases.)