2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Defer New Assessment System

Item 119 #1h

Item 119 #1h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2025 ($25,000,000) FY2026 ($15,000,000) GF

Page 127, line 46, strike "$65,051,012" and insert "$40,051,012".
Page 127, line 46, strike "$55,051,012" and insert "$40,051,012".

Page 128, strike lines 3 through 9, and insert:

"2. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of law, the Department of Education is authorized to extend current assessment contracts for one additional year to provide sufficient time for the Department to initiate procurement processes as necessary to select an assessment vendor.  The Department shall request funding needed to implement the new contract with the selected for inclusion in the Governor's introduced budget bill for the 2025 Regular Session and submit a summary of key milestones, project deliverables and costs for the transition to the new contract no later than November 1, 2024."  


(This amendment captures $40.0 million over the biennium by directing the Department of Education to complete the procurement process to select the vendor for its new Standards of Learning assessment contract prior to requesting funds, and authorizes extension of the current contract to allow time for this to occur. The introduced budget proposed allocating $40.0 million for the contract prior to the procurement.)