2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lucas
Schools - Capital improvements grants

Item 139 #22s

Item 139 #22s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $50,000,000 FY2018 $50,000,000 GF

Page 111, line 12, strike "$6,513,609,587" and insert "$6,563,609,587".
Page 111, line 12, strike "$6,793,413,730" and insert "$6,843,413,730".

Page 144, after line 6, insert:

"40. This appropriation includes an amount estimated at $50,000,000 the first year and $50,000,000 the second year from the general fund to provide grants to school divisions for non-recurring expenditures by the relevant school division.  Non-recurring costs shall include school construction, additions, infrastructure, site acquisition, renovation, technology, and other expenditures, school safety equipment, or school safety renovations, and debt service payments on school projects completed during the last ten years.

b. School divisions are encouraged to use value engineering in school construction projects funded with the grant proceeds.

c. Any funds provided to school divisions for school construction that are unexpended as of June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018, shall be carried on the books of the locality appropriated to the school division the following year for the same purpose.".


(This amendment restores funding to support capital improvements for new construction, rehabilitation, or renovation of school facilities and upgrades in information technology.)