2024 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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DOE - Restore Funding for the Office of School Quality

Item 117 #5s

Item 117 #5s

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2025 $1,000,000 FY2026 $1,922,461 GF

Page 121, line 46, strike "$515,129,653" and insert "$516,129,653".
Page 121, line 46, strike "$539,690,133" and insert "$541,612,594".

Page 125, after line 44, insert:

"S. a Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year and $1,922,461 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Office of School Quality to assist low performing schools.

b. The Department of Education shall submit a report that contains: (i) the level of staffing, amount of funding, and opportunities and challenges of the Office for FY 2023 and FY 2024; (ii) the planned organizational structure, staffing, and resource needs of the Office over the next five years; (ii) the goals and expected outcomes of the Office and how the Office will collaborate with staff and units within the Department of Education to support schools based on their specific needs; and (iii) a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the Office, including feedback from school divisions and stakeholders to determine both the impact and quality of the assistance received.

c. The Superintendent shall submit an initial report by July 31, 2024 to the Chairs of the Senate Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations Committees, and the Chairs of the House Education and Appropriations Committees. The Superintendent shall submit a report on the progress of implementing the goals of the Office by June 1, 2025. The Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer funds allocated to the Office in the corresponding year upon submission of the reports."


(This amendment restores $1.0 million GF the first year and $1.9 million GF the second year to the Office of School Quality and requires certain reporting requirements.)