2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Virginia Learner Equitable Access Platform (VA LEAP)

Item 141 #3h

Item 141 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2021 ($7,100,000) FY2022 $1,000,000 GF
FY2021 -11.00 FY2022 -8.50 FTE

Page 122, line 37, strike "$14,963,258" and insert "$7,863,258".
Page 122, line 37, strike "$13,935,258" and insert "$14,935,258".

Page 123, after line 29, insert:

"D.  Virginia Learner Equitable Access Platform (VA LEAP).

1. Out of this appropriation, $7,100,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided for the implementation of the VA LEAP system.

2. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall convene a workgroup to develop a plan for the implementation of VA LEAP, including representatives of the Secretary of Education, Department of Education, school divisions with and without existing learning management systems, learning management system providers, eMediaVA, Virtual Virginia, the House Appropriations Committee, the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee and other appropriate stakeholders.  The plan shall address (i) integration of existing school division learning management systems into a statewide system, (ii) integration of VA LEAP with existing state investments, including eMediaVA, Virtual Virginia and #GoOpenVA, (iii) the viability of integrating these systems into a single-sign on system, (iv) and a cost-benefit analysis of various approaches to implementing a statewide learning management system.  Such plan shall be submitted to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee no later than December 1, 2020."


(This amendment captures savings by delaying implementation of a statewide learning management system, VA LEAP, to allow additional time to analyze the proposal and ensure that its implementation is seamless and integrated with existing state and local investments. 2.5 FTEs are provided to implement this program, the remaining 8.5 FTEs that were proposed will be employed by a contractor.)