1997 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Secretary of Education

Item 129

Item 129

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Administrative and Support Services (71900)$494,750$494,750
General Management and Direction (71901)FY1997 $494,750FY1998 $494,750
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $494,750FY1998 $494,750

Authority: Title 2.1, Chapter 5.4, and § 2.1-51.10:1, Code of Virginia.

A. By October 1 of each year, each institution of higher education, Richard Bland College, and the Virginia Community College System shall submit a report on progress toward meeting its approved restructuring plan to the Secretary of Education and the State Council of Higher Education. The progress reports shall be prepared according to a format approved by the Secretary of Education and the State Council of Higher Education. A presentation on the progress of institutions in implementing their plans shall be made by the Secretary and the State Council of Higher Education to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees at their regularly scheduled meetings in November of each year.

B. The Secretary of Education shall advise the public colleges and universities of their obligations and responsibilities under the Supreme Court finding in U.S. v. Fordice, 112 S. Ct. 2727 (1992) and under earlier agreements between the Commonwealth and the U.S. Office for Civil Rights. The public colleges and universities are hereby directed to make every effort to meet such obligations and responsibilities, and the Secretary shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 1996, and December 1, 1997, on such efforts by the institutions.