2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Gooditis
Additional School Librarians

Item 145 #21h

Item 145 #21h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $0 FY2022 $5,930,000 GF

Page 157, line 33, strike "$7,858,640,121" and insert "$7,864,570,121".

Page 165, after line 42, insert:

"h. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection H of § 22.1-253.13:2, Code of Virginia, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, local school boards shall employ one full-time librarian in every school."


(This amendment provides $5.9 million the second year from the general fund to require one full-time librarian be provided in every school with 299 or fewer students. Currently, such schools are provided one part-time librarian.)