2004 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Virginia Public Broadcasting Board

Item 94

Item 94 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Financial Assistance for Public Education (Categorical) (17100)$2,936,327$0
Financial Assistance for Special Education Instruction (17102)FY2003 $158,782FY2004 $0
Financial Assistance for Educational Telecommunications (17111)FY2003 $2,777,545FY2004 $0
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $2,936,327FY2004 $0

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 24, Article 12, Code of Virginia.

A. Payments out of this appropriation shall be expended for instructional telecommunications payments and related services as provided by the Master Plan for Public Telecommunications. The Department of Education shall participate in the negotiations and be a signatory to contracts for elementary and secondary instructional telecommunications.

B. The Virginia Public Broadcasting Board is authorized to enter into contract with, and to allocate and disburse state funds to, public broadcasting stations and private nonprofit organizations to provide radio reading services for the benefit of print-disabled individuals. Radio reading services means the acquisition, production, and distribution by nonprofit organizations or by public broadcasting stations of noncommercial educational, instructional, informational, or cultural audio programs which may be transmitted by means of electronic communication for the benefit of print-disabled individuals, and any related equipment, materials, and services provided for the benefit of such individuals.