2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Virginia Learner Equitable Access Platform (VA LEAP)

Item 141 #2c

Item 141 #2c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2021 ($7,131,000) FY2022 $1,028,000 GF
FY2021 -11.00 FY2022 -8.50 FTE

Page 122, line 37, strike "$14,963,258" and insert "$7,832,258".
Page 122, line 37, strike "$13,935,258" and insert "$14,963,258".

Page 123, after line 29, insert:

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

1. Out of this appropriation, $7,131,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the implementation of the VA LEAP statewide learning management 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 Department of Education, school divisions with and without existing learning management systems, learning management system providers, eMediaVA, Virtual Virginia, and other appropriate stakeholders.  The plan shall (i) address the integration of existing school division learning management systems into a statewide system, (ii) address the integration of VA LEAP with existing state investments, including eMediaVA, Virtual Virginia and #GoOpenVA, (iii) consider integrating these systems into a single sign-on system, (iv) include a cost-benefit analysis of various approaches to implementing a statewide learning management system, and (v) provide an update on the estimated costs to implement a learning management system based on anticipated local school division participation and technical requirements.  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 re-allocates funding for the proposed learning management system the first year and provides $7.1 million from the general fund the second year for a statewide learning management system. The Department of Education is directed to convene a workgroup to develop a plan on the development and implementation of a statewide learning management system and submit the plan to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by December 1, 2020.)