2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Additional English Learner Teachers

Item 137 #4h

Item 137 #4h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $21,200,000 GF

Page 162, line 23, strike "$9,435,669,028" and insert "$9,456,869,028".

Page 170, after line 13, insert:

"i. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection F of § 22.1-253.13:2 of the Code of Virginia, beginning in the second year, each school division shall employ 22 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students identified as having limited English proficiency, which positions may include dual language teachers who provide instruction in English and in a second language."


(This amendment provides $21.2 million from the general fund in the second year to increase the staffing standard for English Language (EL) teachers from one per 20 EL student to one per 22 EL students.)