1998 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Department of Education

Item 130

Item 130 (Not set out)

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Administrative and Support Services (19900)$25,704,070$25,507,137
General Management and Direction (19901)FY1997 $4,927,467FY1998 $4,948,898
Computer Services (19902)FY1997 $2,951,312FY1998 $2,951,312
Planning and Evaluation Services (19916)FY1997 $849,039FY1998 $611,566
Grant and Loan Administration (19928)FY1997 $16,976,252FY1998 $16,995,361
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $7,748,687FY1998 $7,551,754
SpecialFY1997 $703,000FY1998 $703,000
Federal TrustFY1997 $17,252,383FY1998 $17,252,383

Authority: Title 22.1, Chapters 1, 2, and 3, Code of Virginia. Chapter 1 - Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title 1, Chapter 1, Part E, Section 1404 and Part F, Subpart 2; Chapter 2 P.L. 100-297; Special Education - P.L. 91-230, 93-380, 94-142, 98-199, 99-457, 100-630 and 101-476; Vocational Education, P.L. 101-392, Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Title II; Emergency Immigrant, P.L. 100-297; and, Drug Free Schools - P.L. 102-170, Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A. All fees collected by the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be paid into the general fund of the state treasury.

B. This appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Education Commission of the States, $58,420 the first year and $58,420 the second year from the general fund.

C. This appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Southern Regional Education Board, $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the second year from the general fund.

D. Administrative costs funded by the Federal Block Grant for Education (Chapters 1 and 2) are appropriated in subprogram 1992800 (Grant and Loan Administration), in each year of the biennium.

E. The Department of Education shall collect an appropriate fee from any school division that files a Medicaid reimbursement claim with the Department of Medical Assistance Services. This fee shall be deposited to the general fund in order to offset a portion of the state's cost for processing the claim. The Department of Education is directed to work with the Department of Medical Assistance Services to determine the affected local school divisions and the fee that should be charged.

F. Out of the amounts for Planning and Evaluation Services, $200,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to support the Virginia Commission on the Future of Public Education. Any funds provided for the Commission which are unexpended on June 30, 1997, shall be transferred to the Division of Legislative Services and reappropriated for the same use in the second year.

G. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Superintendent of Public Instruction, as a condition of the appropriation in this item, shall convene a planning/steering committee by July 15, 1997, whose purpose shall be to develop a plan for an incentive fund for the provision of physical health care services in public elementary and secondary schools. The planning/steering committee shall work to ensure that collaborative, innovative, and non-traditional approaches to school health service needs are considered. Such plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) a determination of the training and supervision requirements for unlicensed personnel providing nursing services under the grants; (ii) a mechanism for receiving input from local school health advisory boards as a condition of applying for the grants; and (iii) options for how the grants could be awarded including criteria rewarding localities for collaborative, innovative, and non-traditional approaches. Membership on the planning/steering committee shall include school health representatives from the Departments of Education and Health, and one representative from, and selected by, each of the following organizations: Virginia Association of School Nurses, Virginia Pediatric Society, Virginia School Boards Association, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals, Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, Virginia Education Association, Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Municipal League, and Virginia Parent Teacher Association. The planning/steering committee shall provide the plan no later than December 1, 1997, to the Superintendent and to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, House Education, Senate Finance, and Senate Education and Health Committees.