2020 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 141

Item 141

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Technology Assistance Services (18600)$14,963,258$13,935,258
Instructional Technology (18601)FY2021 $637,928FY2022 $637,928
Distance Learning and Electronic Classroom (18602)FY2021 $14,325,330FY2022 $13,297,330
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2021 $14,128,304FY2022 $13,100,304
SpecialFY2021 $105,000FY2022 $105,000
Trust and AgencyFY2021 $674,678FY2022 $674,678
Federal TrustFY2021 $55,276FY2022 $55,276

Authority: Instructional Technology: §§ 22.1-20.1, 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.

A. This appropriation includes $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 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.

B. 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.

C. Virtual Virginia Payments

1. From appropriations in this Item, the Department of Education shall provide assistance for the Virtual Virginia program.

2. This appropriation includes $498,000 the first year and $498,000 the second year from the general fund to support the Virtual Virginia full-time program for 200 students in grades nine through 12.

3. This appropriation includes $330,000 the first year and $330,000 the second year from the general fund to support the virtual mathematics outreach program.

4. The local share of costs associated with the operation of the Virtual Virginia program shall be computed using the composite index of local ability-to-pay.

5. The Department of Education shall develop a plan to establish a per-student, per-course fee schedule for local school divisions to participate in Virtual Virginia (VVA) coursework for elementary, middle, and high school students. Such fee schedule plan shall provide (i) an allotment of slots, determined by the Department, per course to a school division free of charge, and (ii) for any slots a school division wishes to use beyond the free slots, a per-course, per-student fee that may include discounts for school divisions based upon the composite index of local ability to pay. The department shall also include in its plan the current student participation enrollment by grade level in each VVA course, the number of students enrolled in VVA courses that a fee of any kind is charged and how such fee is currently paid for in each participating school division. The department shall submit its Virtual Virginia Plan to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committee upon completion of developing such plan.