2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Durant
Cost of Competing Adjustment for Stafford County

Item 137 #1h

Item 137 #1h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $4,500,000 GF

Page 162, line 23, strike "$9,435,669,028" and insert "$9,440,169,028".

Page 174, line 48, strike "Stafford".

Page 174, at the end of line 51, insert:

"For the county of Stafford, the SOQ payments for instructional and support positions have been increased by 25 percent the first year and 50 percent the second year of the COCA rates paid to school divisions in Planning District Eight."

Page 186, line 44, strike "Stafford".

Page 186, after line 50, insert:

"For the county of Stafford, grants shall be distributed based on an allocation formula providing the state share of a $8,516 per pupil grant in the first year and a $8,674 per pupil grant in the second year for 100 percent of the unserved at-risk four-year-olds in such locality for a full-day program; grants to half-day programs for such locality shall be funded based on the state share of $4,258 in the first year and $4,416 in the second year per unserved at-risk four-year-old in such locality."


(This amendment provides $4.5 million the second year from the general fund to increase Stafford County's Cost of Competing (COCA) rate from 25 percent of the full COCA rate to 50 percent of the full COCA rate.)