2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 132

Item 132 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Technology Assistance Services (18600)$1,514,921$1,514,921
Instructional Technology (18601)FY2015 $397,540FY2016 $397,540
Distance Learning and Electronic Classroom (18602)FY2015 $1,117,381FY2016 $1,117,381
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2015 $1,115,349FY2016 $1,115,349
SpecialFY2015 $105,000FY2016 $105,000
Trust and AgencyFY2015 $274,663FY2016 $274,663
Federal TrustFY2015 $19,909FY2016 $19,909

Authority: Instructional Technology: §§ 2.2-2426, 22.1-70.2, 22.1-199.1, 22.1-253.13:1 through 22.1-253.13:8, Code of Virginia; P.L. 107-110, Federal Code.

Distance Learning and Electronic Classroom: § 22.1-212.2, Code of Virginia.

This appropriation includes $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund for statewide digital content development, online learning, and related support services, as prescribed through contract with the Department of Education.  All digital content produced and delivery of online learning shall meet criteria established by the Department of Education, meet or exceed applicable Standards of Learning, and be correlated to such state standards.

In developing the deliverables for each contract, the Department of Education shall consult with division superintendents or their designated representatives to assess school divisions' needs for digital content, online learning, teacher training, and support services that advance technology integration into the K-12 classroom, as well as for additional educational resources that may be made available to school divisions throughout the Commonwealth.