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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 134

Item 134

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Administrative and Support Services (19900)$20,519,856$20,519,856
$21,098,429
General Management and Direction (19901)FY2019 $3,951,175FY2020 $3,951,175
Information Technology Services (19902)FY2019 $10,128,307FY2020 $10,128,307
$10,393,773
Accounting and Budgeting Services (19903)FY2019 $4,337,930FY2020 $4,337,930
$4,622,037
Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Services (19929)FY2019 $2,102,444FY2020 $2,102,444
$2,131,444
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $17,294,254FY2020 $17,294,254
$17,872,827
SpecialFY2019 $2,349,281FY2020 $2,349,281
Federal TrustFY2019 $876,321FY2020 $876,321

Authority: Article VIII, Sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, Constitution of Virginia; Title 2.2, Chapters 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, and 32; Title 22.1, 22.1-8 through 20, 22.1-21 through 24; Title 51.1, Chapters 4, 5, 6.1, and 11; Title 60.2, Chapters 60.2-100, 60.2-106; Title 65.2, Chapters 1, 6, and 9, Code of Virginia; P.L. 108-446, P.L. 107-110, Federal Code.


A. Out of this appropriation, $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support annual membership dues to the Southern Regional Education Board. In addition, $5,000 the first year and $5,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to pay registration and travel expenses of citizens appointed as Virginia commissioners for the Southern Regional Education Board.


B. Out of this appropriation $70,000 the first year and $70,000 $79,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the fees and travel expenses associated with the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, established pursuant to Chapter 187, of the 2009 Acts of Assembly.


C. The Department of Education is authorized to collect proceeds from the sale of educational resources it has developed, such as technology applications, on-line course content, assessments, and other educational content, to out-of-state individuals or entities and to in-state, for-profit entities. The Department of Education is further authorized to deposit such proceeds in a non-reverting special fund account established in its financial records for this purpose. Net proceeds from such sales shall be expended by the Department of Education to further develop existing educational resources or to create new educational resources for the benefit of the commonwealth's public schools and which may also be sold under the provisions of this paragraph. The Secretary of Administration shall authorize any licensing agreements executed by the Department of Education pursuant to this paragraph.


D. Out of this appropriation, $34,625 the first year and $34,625 the second year from the general fund shall be used to provide performance evaluation training to teachers, principals, division superintendents, and other affected school division personnel in support of the transition from continuing employment contracts to annual employment contracts for teachers and principals.


E. Included in this appropriation is $624,713 the first year and $624,713 the second year from the general fund to cover ongoing operational and maintenance costs of the Performance Budgeting System and the Cardinal System charged to Direct Aid for Public Education.


F. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the Board of Education, in consultation with the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, to continue redesigning the School Performance Report Card so that it is more effective in communicating to parents and the public regarding information about the status and achievements of the schools and school divisions.


G. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year is provided from the general fund for the Department of Education to develop a growth scale for the existing Standards of Learning mathematics and reading assessments. This growth scale should facilitate data-driven school improvement efforts and support the state's accountability and accreditation systems.


H. Out of the amounts in this item, the Department of Education shall develop and administer biennially to individuals holding a license from the Department in each public elementary and secondary school in the Commonwealth a voluntary and anonymous school personnel survey to evaluate school-level teaching conditions and the impact such conditions have on teacher retention and student achievement. Such survey may include questions regarding school leadership, teacher leadership, teacher autonomy, demands on teachers' time, student conduct management, professional development, instructional practices and support, new teacher support, community engagement and support, and facilities and other resources. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall report the results of any school personnel survey to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Education and to the Senate Committees on Finance and Education and Health annually before the first day of each General Assembly Regular Session. The appropriation in this item meets the requirements of the second enactment of Senate Bill 456, of the 2018 General Assembly Regular Session.


I. Out of this appropriation, $20,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Department of Education to work with a partner organization to conduct a brief questionnaire survey to approximately 500 high school students and then produce a number of cross-tabulated results of any key findings.