2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Direct Aid - Infrastructure and Operations Funds - Clarify Eligible Uses and Local Match Requirement (language only)

Item 137 #3c

Item 137 #3c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 175, line 43, strike "Beginning in the second year, these" and insert "These".

Page 176, line 11, after "completed", insert "or initiated".

Page 176, after line 12, insert:

"The Department of Education shall consider such nonrecurring expenses by school divisions from local funds to be credited toward their required local match under this program."

Page 176, strike lines 13 through 15, and insert:

"d. Any funds provided to school divisions that are unexpended as of June 30, 2023, and June 30, 2024, shall not revert to the Commonwealth but shall be carried on the books of the locality in local escrow accounts pursuant to § 22.1-175.5, to be appropriated to the school division for use for the same purpose."


(This amendment provides clarification that the calculation of required local effort for Infrastructure and Operations Funds shall include local funds used for nonrecurring expenses; clarifies that these funds may be used to pay for debt service on projects that have been initiated but not yet completed; and requires unexpended funds to be deposited into a local capital school projects escrow fund.)