2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Spruill
Co-Patron(s): Wagner
Increased VPI Flexibility and Weighting (language only)

Item 136 #11s

Item 136 #11s

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 138, line 19, strike "15" and insert "30".

Page 139, after line 2, insert "h. The Department of Education shall adjust the grant allocation formula by increasing the weight assigned to fall kindergarten members eligible for free lunch from 40 percent to 50 percent."


(This amendment increases the percentage of Virginia Preschool Initiative slots that can be filled based on locally established criteria so as to meet the unique needs of at-risk children in the community from 15 percent to 30 percent and increases the weight assigned to free lunch from 40 percent to 50 percent to ensure that those areas with the greatest number of at-risk children receive adequate funding.)