2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Miyares
HB221 Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Item 129 #2h

Item 129 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2019 $55,000 FY2020 $55,000 GF

Page 104, line 4, strike "$15,952,613" and insert "$16,007,613".
Page 104, line 4, strike "$15,952,613" and insert "$16,007,613".


(This amendment provides $55,000 each year from the general fund and one wage position that would coordinate the additional workload from the implementation of House Bill 221 which broadens eligibility criteria for students with a disability to include students with an Individualized Instructional Plan (IIP) attending a school for students with a disability licensed by the Department of Education (DOE) and accredited by an agency approved by Virginia Council of Private Education. Under current law, only students who have obtained an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may meet the criteria for the Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits program. The proposed bill also increases the scholarship amount available for an eligible student with a disability from 100 percent to 300 percent of the per-pupil amount distributed to the local school division as the state's share of the standards of quality costs.)