2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Direct Aid - School Counselors

Item 145 #5s

Item 145 #5s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($38,514,390) GF

Page 134, line 6, strike "$8,046,840,548" and insert "$8,008,326,158".

Page 141, line 4, after "g.", insert "1)".

Page 141, strike lines 13-14, and insert:

"2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection H of § 22.1-253.13:2 of the Code of Virginia, as amended by Senate Bill 880, to the contrary, each school board shall employ the following full-time equivalent school counselor positions for any school that reports fall membership, according to student enrollment: Effective with the 2021-2022 school year, one full-time equivalent school counselor position per 300 students in grades kindergarten through 12.".


(This amendment provides $39.5 million GF the second year to provide the state's share of costs for one counselor for every 300 students in grades kindergarten through 12, which represents approximately an additional 200 school counselors above the current level staffed by divisions.)