2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
Co-Patron(s): Farrell, Peace
Supplemental Funding for Concussions Related Expense in Rural and Low-Income Schools

Item 138 #19h

Item 138 #19h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $200,000 FY2018 $200,000 GF

Page 106, line 5, strike "$27,391,970" and insert "$27,591,970".
Page 106, line 5, strike "$28,091,970" and insert "$28,291,970".

Page 111, after line 11, insert:

"Y.  Out of this appropriation, $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Department of Education to provide school divisions with additional supports to assist students with concussions to return to the classroom successfully.  Eligible school divisions are those divisions in low populations/high poverty areas that are eligible for federal Rural and Low-Income School Program allocations.  The funding may be used for a licensed school nurse position employed by the school division, a licensed nurse contracted by the local school division, or a certified athletic trainer.  Funding shall be used to support the return to learn protocols as defined by the Board of Education's Guidelines for Policies on Concussions in Student-Athletes."


(This amendment provides $200,000 each year from the general fund for the Department of Education to support certain eligible school divisions with related costs resulting from assisting students back into the classroom after sustaining a concussion while participating in a school sponsored athletic event. This budget amendment was a recommendation from the Virginia Commission on Youth's Round Table - Student-Athlete Concussion Policies.)