2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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Restore Early Childhood Expansion

Item 482.20 #31c

Item 482.20 #31c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $37,313,648 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,298,226,829)".

Page 205, line 9, strike "$1,335,540,477" and insert "$1,298,226,829".

Page 208, line 23, strike "($48,436,297)" and insert "($11,122,649)".

Page 208, line 32, strike "($304,970,121) and insert "'($267,656,473)".


(This amendment restores funding for pre-kindergarten access for at-risk three and four year old children in the second year. The restored amount increases the Virginia Preschool Initiative per pupil amount from $6,326 in fiscal year 2021 to $6,959 in fiscal year 2022, representing a 10 percent increase. The budget passed in March increased the per pupil amount from $6,326 in fiscal year 2020 to $6,959 in fiscal year 2021 and $7,655 in fiscal year 2022, but these funds were subsequently unallotted in April due to the pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget.)