2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Petersen
Direct Aid - Counselor Ratio 1:300

Item 137 #23s

Item 137 #23s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $16,600,000 GF

Page 162, line 23, strike "$9,435,669,028" and insert "$9,452,269,028".

Page 170, after line 13, insert:

"i. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection H 4 of § 22.1-253.13:2 of the Code of Virginia, each local school board shall employ one full-time equivalent guidance counselor per 300 students in grades kindergarten through 12.".


(This amendment provides $16.6 million GF the second year for the state's share of a required ratio of one counselor per 300 students.)