2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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HB 1711 - Virtual Virginia Expansion

Item 141 #2h

Item 141 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2021 $933,750 FY2022 $933,750 GF

Page 122, line 37, strike "$14,963,258" and insert "$15,897,008".
Page 122, line 37, strike "$13,935,258" and insert "$14,869,008".

Page 123, strike lines 9 and 10, and insert:

"1.  Out of this appropriation, $6,109,558 the first year and $6,109,558 the second year from the general fund is provided to assist the Virtual Virginia program."

Page 141, strike lines 18 through 29, and insert:

"5.  The Department of Education shall revise the Virtual Virginia fee structure to prioritize the distribution of free seats to school divisions with fewer than 2,500 students in ADM and local composite index values below .3000."


(This amendment provides 2,250 Virtual Virginia course seats free of charge to school divisions to accommodate the expansion of Virtual Virginia into middle schools. Currently, 6,000 seats are provided free of charge to accommodate high school students, at 15 seats per- high school, per-course. Language directs the Department to revise the Virtual Virginia fee structure to minimize the number of divisions with low enrollment or low local composite index values that are required to pay for seats.)