2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
K-12 - Elimination of Support Staff Cap Methodology (language only)

Item 140 #3s

Item 140 #3s

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 152, strike lines 51 through 60
Page 153, strike lines 1-12 and insert:
“k.   The Board of Education shall review the current Standards of Quality to evaluate the appropriateness of the existing staffing standards for instructional positions and the appropriateness of establishing standards for support positions, with the objective of maximizing resources devoted to the instructional program.  In its evaluation, the Board of Education shall review state laws, regulations, and procedures that could be modified, reduced, or eliminated in an effort to minimize the administrative burden on local school divisions and the Department of Education.  The findings from this review shall be submitted to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2009."
Page 176, strike lines 1-22

(This amendment eliminates in the second year the imposition of a cap on certain support positions included in Basic Aid. The amendment further calls for the Board of Education to evaluate current staffing standards for instructional positions and review the appropriateness of establishing staffing standards for support positions.)