2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dunnavant
VDOE - Diagnostic Assessment Tool

Item 137 #2s

Item 137 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,000,000 GF

Page 135, line 32, strike "$210,095,373" and insert "$213,095,373".

Page 139, after line 29, insert:

"Q. Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to develop and distribute to each school division a diagnostic assessment administered in the fall and winter and a growth measurement assessment administered in the spring to measure student progress and competency in each core subject to begin during the 2021-22 school year. The Department shall utilize federal funds reserved by the Department from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) or from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, (P.L. 116-260) to offset costs of the general fund or fully cover the expense."


(This amendment provides $3.0 million GF the second year for the Department of Education to ensure divisions have access to a diagnostic assessment tool in the 2021-22 school year.)