2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bulova
Supplemental Payment for Certain Divisions in the Next Biennium (language only)

Item 136 #23h

Item 136 #23h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 118, after line 35, insert:
"f. Beginning on July 1, 2016, for the fiscal year 2016-2018 biennium, if a school division contracts for all of its educational services with another school, the Board of Education shall approve an additional payment from this item for each contracting school division.  The amount of such additional state payment to each contracting school division shall be determined based on the Basic School Aid account for the contracting school division with the lowest number of pupils in ADM, using a composite index that the Board of Education establishes, less the current Basic School Aid entitled for such contracting school division.  The Board of Education shall establish composite index equal to the composite index of the contracting school division with the lowest number of pupils in ADM less the lesser of 0.0500 or the difference between the highest composite index of the contracting school divisions and the lowest composite index of the contracting school divisions.  This additional payment shall be authorized until termination of such contract."

(This language amendment directs the DOE to provide incentive funding to those school divisions that currently have an active contract with another school division to receive or to provide all educational services beginning with the next biennium fiscal year 2016-2018. The additional payment would be based on the local composite index of each of the participating contracted school divisions. At this time, it is not possible to determine the future cost to the state for such an additional payment. Currently, there are three such contracts that could receive these additional funds: Fairfax County and Fairfax City, Emporia and Greensville, and Williamsburg and James City County.)