2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Miller
VA Preschool Initiative-2% Increase for Inflation

Item 136 #8s

Item 136 #8s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $0 FY2016 $1,500,000 GF

Page 113, line 32, strike "$6,333,616,326" and insert "$6,335,116,326".
Page 136, line 34, strike "$6,000" and insert "$6,120".

(This amendment increases the per pupil amount for the Virginia Preschool Initiative for at-risk four-year-olds by 2.0 percent, from $6,000 to $6,120. The VPI payments have not increased since 2008 and are not keeping pace with program cost increases. Low payment rates are one of the main reasons cited by localities for leaveing about 25 percent of program slots left unused. Currently, the federal Head Start programs is based on per pupil funding of about $8,000.)