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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1301 (Chapter 3)

Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 132

Item 132

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Special Education and Student Services (18200)$13,211,784$13,211,784
Special Education Instructional Services (18201)FY2013 $8,342,014FY2014 $8,342,014
Special Education Administration and Assistance Services (18202)FY2013 $510,001FY2014 $510,001
Special Education Compliance and Monitoring Services (18203)FY2013 $2,528,393FY2014 $2,528,393
Student Assistance and Guidance Services (18204)FY2013 $1,831,376FY2014 $1,831,376
Fund Sources: 
SpecialFY2013 $164,411FY2014 $164,411
Federal TrustFY2013 $13,047,373FY2014 $13,047,373

Authority: Special Education Instructional Services: §§ 22.1-213 through 22.1-221, 22.1-253.13:1 through 22.1-253.13:8, 22.1-319 through 22.1-332, Code of Virginia; P.L. 108-446, Federal Code.


Special Education Administration and Assistance Services: §§ 22.1-253.13:1 through 22.1-253.13:8, Code of Virginia; P.L. 108-446, Federal Code.


Special Education Compliance and Monitoring Services: §§ 22.1-213 through 22.1-221, 22.1-253.13:1 through 22.1-253.13:8, 22.1-319 through 22.1-332, Code of Virginia; P.L. 108-446, Federal Code.


Student Assistance and Guidance Services: Title 22.1, Chapters 1, 13, 14, 16; §§ 22.1-16.2, 22.1-17.1, 22.1-17.2, 22.1-199.4, 22.1-206, 22.1-207.1, 22.1-208.01, 22.1-209.1, 22.1-209.2, Code of Virginia; P.L. 107-110 and P.L. 108-446, Federal Code.


A. The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Office of Comprehensive Services, shall provide training to local staff serving on Family Assessment and Planning Teams and Community Policy and Management Teams. Training shall include, but need not be limited to, the federal and state requirements pertaining to the provision of the special education services funded under § 2.2-5211, Code of Virginia.  The training shall also include written guidance concerning which services remain the financial responsibility of the local school divisions.  In addition, the Department of Education shall provide ongoing local oversight of its federal and state requirements related to the provision of services funded under § 2.2-5211, Code of Virginia.


B. The Board of Education shall consider the caseload standards for speech-language pathologists as part of its review of the Standards of Quality, pursuant to § 22.1-18.01, Code of Virginia.


C. The Board of Education shall consider the inclusion of instructional positions needed for blind and visually impaired students enrolled in public schools and shall consider developing a caseload requirement for these instructional positions as part of its review of the Standards of Quality, pursuant to § 22.1-18.01, Code of Virginia.