2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reynolds
3% Teacher Salary Increase FY09

Item 140 #9s

Item 140 #9s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2009 $117,800,000 FY2010 $122,300,000 GF

Page 115, line 57, strike "$6,399,847,793" and insert "$6,517,647,793".
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"a. The appropriation in this Item includes $117,800,000 the first year and $122,300,000 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 first year, the state share of a payment equivalent to a 3.0 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2008, 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 3.0 percent the first year.  Sufficient funds are appropriated in this act to finance, on a statewide basis, the state share of a 3.0 percent salary increase for all funded positions effective July 1, 2008, to school divisions which certify to the Department of Education, no later than December 1, 2008, that equivalent increases have been granted in the first 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 $117.8 million GF the first year and $122.3 million GF the second year for the state's share of a 3.0 percent salary increase based on all SOQ-funded positions, effective July 1, 2008. These costs do not include related costs for the K-3 Class Size Reduction program.)