2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
Restore Funding for PreK

Item 139 #20s

Item 139 #20s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2013 $40,304,001 FY2014 $41,257,145 GF

Page 97, line 15, strike "$5,706,719,879" and insert "$5,747,023,880".
Page 97, line 15, strike "$5,754,856,472" and insert "$5,796,113,617".
Page 116, line 7, strike "$68,169,246" and insert "$108,473,247".
Page 116, line 8, strike "$68,509,739" and insert "$109,766,884".
Page 116, line 30, strike "$6,000" and insert "$6,540".
Page 116, strike lines 32 through 36 and insert "on Virginia Employment Commission data."
Page 116, line 37, strike "utilized in FY 2012."
Page 117, line 48, after "e." insert "1."
Page 117, after line  50, insert:
"e.2.  In addition, $1,500,000 each year shall be available for one-time start-up grants for expansion of programs."

(This amendment makes the following changes to the Virginia Preschool Initiative for At-Risk Four-Year-Olds: 1) restores the funding reduced by changing the methodology for estimating the number of four-year-olds, 2) expands the proxy for "at-risk" to Free or Reduced Lunch eligibility (rather than Free only), and 3) updates the per pupil amount to an amount estimated at $6,540 towards a more realistic current cost. Also, sets aside $1.5 million annually for one-time start-up or expansion grants of $50,000 per classroom for school divisions not yet fully utilizing their available state supported slots.)