2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lucas
DOE - Virginia Literacy Act (SB 616)

Item 129 #4s

Item 129 #4s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2023 $2,190,000 FY2024 $8,240,000 GF
FY2023 10.00 FY2024 10.00 FTE

Page 118, line 30, strike "$287,435,986" and insert "$289,625,986".
Page 118, line 30, strike "$292,005,386" and insert "$300,245,386".

Page 122, after line 35, insert:

"S. Out of this appropriation, $2,190,000 the first year and $1,640,000 the second year are provided to support implementation of the Virginia Literacy Act, including materials for parents, microcredentials for reading specialists, literacy coaching staffing and training resources, pursuant to the passage of Senate Bill 616.

T. Out of this appropriation, $6,600,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to school divisions for professional development support, with priority given to the lowest-performing schools. Any professional development provided using these funds shall be approved by the Department of Education."


(This amendment provides $2.2 million GF the first year and $8.2 million GF the second year to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 616, the Virginia Literacy Act. A companion amendment in Item 137 funds other components of the bill.)