2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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SCHEV - Operations & Activities Funding

Item 144 #1s

Item 144 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2015 $211,000 FY2016 $220,196 GF
FY2015 3.00 FY2016 3.00 FTE

Page 143, line 23, strike "$15,187,343" and insert "$15,398,343".
Page 143, line 23, strike "$15,202,320" and insert "$15,422,516".
Page 145, strike lines 8-15.
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"M.  Out of this appropriation, $552,525 and five positions the first year and $382,086 and five positions the second year from the general fund is designated for general operating support related to additional assessment and activity requests.
N.  The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall implement a module dedicated to veterans and military personnel on the Virginia Education Wizard website, and provide coordination of a consortium between James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Virginia Community College System to develop and administer a pilot program geared towards assisting  Virginia’s veterans and military members in applying previous military training and education towards completing existing bachelor’s degree and professional certificate programs.
O.  By October 15, 2014 the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education and providers, shall submit a follow-up report to the 2009 Statewide Examination of College Access Services and Resources in Virginia including incorporating relevant longitudinal data now available as appropriate.  The review shall evaluate progress on the previously identified areas for increased provider activity: addressing younger students, as early as kindergarten; computer skill training; test preparation assistance; financial literacy; parental programs; and the emotional and logistical transition to college for under-represented populations and first-generation students.  In addition, the report shall include any further recommendations for improving statewide coordination, support, information-sharing, and data gathering to address the varied needs identified.
P.  The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall update instructional and research space planning guidelines during the 2014-2016 biennium.
Q.   The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall review policies governing land acquisition and site preparation as provided for in § 4-4.01 of this Act at the Virginia Community College System and shall provide recommendations to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance by November 1, 2014.  The Council will consult with the System during this review."

(This amendment provides $211,000 GF and 3.0 GF FTEs in the first year and $220,196 GF and 3.0 GF FTEs in the second year for operations and for the Council to conduct activities, assessments, and studies related to higher education. The amendment also updates language included in the introduced budget to reflect total new funding and positions for multiple activities.)