2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Spruill
State Policy on Salary Increases (language only)

Item 139 #5s

Item 139 #5s

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 137, after line 11, insert:

"29. It shall be the policy of the Commonwealth to provide funding for all positions required by the Standards of Quality when providing financial assistance to school divisions for salary increases.".


(This amendment establishes a state policy whereby the Commonwealth, when providing funds to school divisions for salary increases, shall provide funds for all Standards of Quality (SOQ) required positions rather than just SOQ required instructional positions. If the Commonwealth funds salary increases for its share of SOQ instructional positions, but not non-instructional SOQ positions or positions that exceed the minimum SOQ requirement, this practice results in local matching costs for salary increases far exceeding the amounts provided by the state.)