2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Juvenile Detention Teacher Staffing

Item 136 #10s

Item 136 #10s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 ($250,000) FY2016 ($250,000) GF

Page 107, line 50, strike "$6,168,046,960" and insert "$6,167,796,960".
Page 107, line 50, strike "$6,217,037,169" and insert "$6,216,787,169".
Page 132, after line 34, insert:
"d.  By October 15, 2014, the Department of Education shall present to the Virginia Board of Education, options for increasing student to teacher ratios or other savings, including requesting the State Board of Education or federal government to consider waiving certain teacher staffing requirements given the uniqueness of the setting, prorating funding if localities choose to operate based on unnecessary gender separation, whether there may be options for achieving efficiencies in the 23 centers based on regional groupings based on proximity, working with the Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Correctional Education if appropriate, and a review of how other states handle education in juvenile detention centers.  The Department shall also submit the report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 31, 2014."

(This amendment further reduces funding by about 1 percent for teacher staffing in the state operated juvenile detention centers. There were an average of 334 students in the 23 centers in 2012-13. Language also requires a report.)