2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Alleghany County - Covington City Joint School Division

Item 144 #7s

Item 144 #7s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,500,000 GF

Page 125, line 23, strike "$40,269,141" and insert "$41,769,141".

Page 125, after line 32, insert:

"Alleghany County - Covington City Joint School Division     $0   $1,500,000".

Page 126, line 36, strike $40,269,141, and insert "$41,796,141".  

Page 134, after line 5, insert:

"KK. In recognition of the current deliberations and on-going joint efforts of the Alleghany County School Board, Alleghany County Board of Supervisors, Covington City School Board and the Covington City Council toward facilitating the operation of a joint school division. Out of this appropriation, $1,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to Alleghany County Public School Division for the express purpose of using such funds to equalize salaries and benefits between the school divisions and support an early retirement incentive program if both local governing bodies adopt resolutions for a merger."


(This amendment provides $1.5 million GF in the second year to facilitate the merging of Alleghany County and Covington City school divisions. The funding supports equalizing salaries and benefits between the two school divisions and providing assistance for an early retirement incentive program to help right-size the consolidated school divisions. It is anticipated that a declining level of state assistance will be required in the future. This funding is contingent on both local governing bodies adopting resolutions in support of the merger.)