2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Rasoul
Direct DOE to Develop New SOQ Staffing Ratios (language only)

Item 125 #16h

Item 125 #16h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 155, after line 5, insert:

"33. The Department of Education shall develop and propose a new set of fixed and prevailing staffing ratios for the Standards of Quality formula, in consultation with school divisions and the Board of Education, which should accurately reflect how divisions are staffed and be simpler, easier to apply, and comprehensive.  Such proposed ratios shall be compiled and submitted to the Chairs of the House Education Committee and Senate Education and Health Committees no later than December 1, 2024."


(This amendment implements Recommendation 3 from JLARC's 2023 report "Virginia's K-12 Funding Formula.)