2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 131

Item 131 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
School and Division Assistance (18500)$3,209,082$3,660,090
School Improvement (18501)FY2015 $1,325,333FY2016 $1,776,341
School Nutrition (18502)FY2015 $1,540,109FY2016 $1,540,109
Pupil Transportation (18503)FY2015 $343,640FY2016 $343,640
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2015 $1,769,416FY2016 $2,220,424
SpecialFY2015 $31,000FY2016 $31,000
Federal TrustFY2015 $1,408,666FY2016 $1,408,666

Authority: School Improvement: § 22.1-253.13:1 et seq., Code of Virginia; P. L. 107-110, Federal Code.

School Nutrition: §§ 22.1-24, 22.1-89.1, and 22.1-207.3, Code of Virginia; P.L. 79-396, P.L. 89-642, P.L. 108-265, Federal Code.

Pupil Transportation: Title 22.1, Chapter 12, and Title 46.2, Code of Virginia; P. L. 103-272 and P.L. 109-20, Federal Code.

A. This appropriation includes $1,100,183 the first year and $1,100,183 the second year from the general fund for contractual services related to assisting schools that do not meet the Standards of Accreditation as prescribed by the Board of Education.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-1502.1, Code of Virginia, the Board of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to invite a school division to participate in the school efficiency review program described in § 2.2-1502.1, Code of Virginia, as a component of a division level academic review pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:3, Code of Virginia.  Commencing in FY 2006, when a school division elects to undergo a school efficiency review pursuant to this provision, the school division shall not be charged the 50 percent for the costs of such review commencing with FY 2012.  However, a school division shall pay a separate 25 percent of the total costs of such review if the school division's superintendent or superintendent's designee has not certified that at least half of the recommendations have been initiated within 24 months after the completion of the review.