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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Secretary of Education

Item 123

Item 123 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Financial Assistance for Public Education (Categorical) (17100)$2,221,336$2,645,337
Financial Assistance for Educational Telecommunications (17111)FY2011 $2,101,173FY2012 $2,645,337
Financial Assistance for Radio Reading Services (17116)FY2011 $120,163FY2012 $0
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $2,221,336FY2012 $2,645,337

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


A. Payments out of this appropriation for educational telecommunications shall be authorized by the Secretary of Education. The Department of Education shall participate in the negotiations and be a signatory to contracts for elementary and secondary educational telecommunications.


B. For fiscal year 2011, the Secretary of Education is authorized 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.