2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bourne
VPI Slots for All Four-Year-Olds (language only)

Item 136 #23h

Item 136 #23h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 166, line 25, strike "4) a)" and insert "4) a.1)".

Page 166, after line 40, insert:
"2) Local school board may offer any Virginia Preschool Initiative slots that remain unfilled by at-risk student after initial enrollments to students who reside in the school division and meet the age requirements but do not quality as at-risk and may charge a fee for such enrollment. School divisions shall not receive any state funding for such fee-based enrollments.  Any school board may establish a fee for such enrollment and may use such fees for the purpose of meeting the required local match for the Virginia Preschool Initiative."


(This amendment allows all four-old-year children to enroll in a Virginia Preschool Initiative program and are permitted to reside within other school divisions. In addition, for non-at-risk enrolled children, the local school board can charge a enrollment fee and then use that revenue toward the local match requirement for the VPI program for at-risk students.)