2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Virginia Preschool Initiative

Item 139 #8s

Item 139 #8s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2013 $9,085,337 FY2014 $9,133,622 GF

Page 97, line 15, strike "$5,706,719,879" and insert "$5,715,805,216".
Page 97, line 15, strike "$5,754,856,472" and insert "$5,763,990,094".
Page 116, line 7, strike "$68,169,246" and insert "$77,254,583".
Page 116, line 8, strike "$68,509,739" and insert "$77,643,361".
Page 116, line 30, strike "$6,000" and insert "$6,800".
Page 116, line 33, strike "For FY 2013 and FY 2014 only," and insert
"Beginning in FY 2013,".

(This amendment updates the per pupil amount for the Virginia Preschool Initiative for At-Risk Four-Year-Olds from $6,000 to $6,800 to reflect a more realistic current cost. Since this program is currently Lottery-funded, additional general funds would be provided for SOQ textbooks and English as a Second Language, which are currently split-funded between Lottery Proceeds and general funds. Related language and dollar amendments will be reflected in all applicable service areas of SB 30 upon enrolling of this amendment. The amendment also extends the hold harmless provisions due to the change in methodology in the budget as introduced so that, going forward, no school divisions will see a reduction in available slots lower than the actual slots they have used in a prior year.)