2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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State's Share of 2% Raise for Teachers in the 2016-18 Biennium (language only)

Item 139 #2s

Item 139 #2s

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 127, strike line 8.

Page 128, line 10, strike "$157,168,585" and insert "$129,488,770".

Page 156, line 12, strike "$234,386" and insert "$351,933".

Page 156, line 14, strike "up to an additional $78.44".

Page 156, line 15, strike line 15.

Page 156, line 16, strike "2017" and insert "a 2.0 percent salary increase during the 2016-18 biennium".

Page 156, line 16, strike "2017".

Page 159, line 49, strike "$157,168,585" and insert "$129,488,770".

Page 159, line 51, strike "$225.25" and insert "$185.58".

Page 160, strike lines 28 through 42 and insert:

"40. Compensation Supplements

a.1) The appropriation in this Item includes $83,151,490 the second year from the general fund for the state share of a payment equivalent to a 2.0 percent salary incentive increase, effective July 10, 2017, for funded SOQ instructional and support positions. Funded SOQ instructional positions shall include the teacher, guidance counselor, librarian, instructional aide, principal, and assistant principal positions funded through the SOQ staffing standards for each school division in the biennium. This amount includes $351,933 the second year referenced in paragraph 28. h., for the Academic Year Governor's Schools for a 2.0 percent salary incentive increase, effective July 10, 2017, for instructional and support positions.

2) It is the intent that the instructional and support position salaries be increased in school divisions throughout the state by at least an average of 2.0 percent during the 2016-18 biennium. Sufficient funds are appropriated in this act to finance, on a statewide basis, the state share of a 2.0 percent salary increase for funded SOQ instructional and support positions, effective July 10, 2017, to school divisions which certify to the Department of Education, by June 1, 2017, that salary increases of a minimum average of 2.0 percent have been or will have been provided during the 2016-18 biennium, either in the first year or in the second year or through a combination of the two years, to instructional and support personnel.  In certifying that the salary increases have been provided, school divisions may not include any salary increases that were provided in the first year solely to offset the cost of required member contributions to the Virginia Retirement System under § 51.1-144, Code of Virginia.

b. This funding is not intended as a mandate to increase salaries."


(This amendment provides funding for the state's share of a 2.0 percent base salary adjustment, for SOQ instructional and support positions and Academic Year Governor's School instructional and support positions. The amount of state funding is calculated based on an effective date of July 10, 2017. School divisions shall have the flexibility to qualify for these state funds if they certify that they have provided or will provide an increase of at least 2.0 percent at some point during the 2016-18 biennium. In other words, at least 2.0 percent in FY 2017 or at least 2.0 percent in FY 2018, or via two separate increases in each fiscal year, such as 1.0 percent in FY 2017 and 1.0 percent in FY 2018 that together add to at least 2.0 percent. This 2.0 percent base salary increase funding is in lieu of the $55.5 million for the 1.5 percent bonus proposed in the budget as introduced. In addition, this amendment re-directs $27.7 million of the $157.2 million total in FY 2018 from the Supplemental Lottery Per Pupil Allocation to this purpose.)