2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Full-Time Virtual Programs (language only)

Item 132 #6s

Item 132 #6s

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 108, after line 13, insert:
"f. (i) Enrollment in the full-time virtual public school program that operated in the first year and that enrolled out-of-division students that counted for state funding purposes as students residing in the school division operating the program, shall be capped at 350 students.  (ii) For any other full-time virtual public school program operating in the second year, the state's share of funding for the students enrolled shall continue to be based on the composite index of the enrolling student’s locality of residence, consistent with the state share of funding that would have been provided had the student enrolled in their resident school division."

(This amendment: (i) freezes the 100 percent state-funded enrollment in the full-time on-line program currently operating through Carroll County at 350 students, consistent with its enrollment level as of January 2011 and (ii) for any other programs, for FY 2012 state per pupil funding will be based on the student's locality of residence. A companion amendment in Item 1 directs the legislative Joint Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education Funding to study funding options for virtual education.)