2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: VanValkenburg
Full-Time Principal in all Elementary Schools

Item 145 #20h

Item 145 #20h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $0 FY2022 $7,900,000 GF

Page 157, line 33, strike "$7,858,640,121" and insert "$7,866,540,121".

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 principal in every elementary school."


(This amendment provides $7.9 million the second year from the general fund to require one full time principal be provided in elementary schools with 299 or fewer students. Currently, such elementary schools are only provided one half-time principal. This implements one of the provisions included in the Standards of Quality as prescribed by the Board of Education.)