2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McClellan
Co-Patron(s): Barker, Dunnavant, Locke, Reeves, Saslaw, Stanley, Sturtevant
Alternatives to Student Suspension, Expulsion, and School-based Delinquency Charges

Item 135 #6s

Item 135 #6s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $2,400,000 FY2020 $2,400,000 GF

Page 108, line 2, strike "$29,443,983" and insert "$31,843,983".
Page 108, line 2, strike "$29,890,568" and insert "$32,290,568".

Page 111, line 27, strike both instances of "$1,598,000" and insert "$3,998,000".

Page 111, line 30, after "climate" strike "and".

Page 111, line 30, after "in the classroom" insert "and reducing the use of suspension, expulsion, and school-based delinquency charges".

Page 111, line 32, after "behavioral needs." insert "It may also include the use of methods such as restorative practices and other trauma-informed alternatives to suspension and expulsion.".

Page 111, line 36, after "suspension rates" insert ", and reductions in disparities between disciplinary referrals and out-of-school suspension rates based on race and disability".

Page 111, line 39, after "suspension" insert "and expulsion".


(This amendment increases the funding allocated for Virginia public schools implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed alternatives to school suspension, expulsion, and referrals of students to law enforcement. The amendment also makes several language changes.)