2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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VCCS - Access, Affordability, New Degrees

Item 203 #1c

Item 203 #1c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Community College System FY2011 $0 FY2012 $8,053,001 GF

Page 175, line 16, strike "$777,297,923" and insert "$785,350,924".
Page 178, after line 28, insert:
"V. 1. Out of this appropriation, $8,053,001 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the goals of the Governor's Higher Education Commission of access, affordability, quality and increased degrees.  Of this amount, $5,400,000 is provided to increase the number of full-time faculty in order to improve the full-time faculty ratio by at least two percent, and $2,653,001 is provided to support operations and maintenance of new buildings.
2. It is the intent of the General Assembly that 100 percent of the general funds contained in this amendment be allocated to the individual community colleges.  As required in paragraph B of this item, the Virginia Community College System shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by June 1, 2011, on the allocation of these funds, as well as the allocation of all general and nongeneral funds contained in this item by individual community colleges for fiscal years 2011 and 2012."

(This amendment provides additional funding to accomplish the goals of the Governor's Higher Education Commission of increased access for in-state undergraduate students, affordability, increased degrees in STEM-related disciplines, and high quality education at Virginia's public colleges and universities.)