2021 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1800 (Chapter 552)

Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 140

Item 140

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
School and Division Assistance (18500)$7,007,518$7,007,518
School Improvement (18501)FY2021 $1,982,646FY2022 $1,982,646
School Nutrition (18502)FY2021 $4,567,439FY2022 $4,567,439
Pupil Transportation (18503)FY2021 $457,433FY2022 $457,433
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2021 $2,559,719FY2022 $2,559,719
SpecialFY2021 $31,010FY2022 $31,010
Federal TrustFY2021 $4,416,789FY2022 $4,416,789

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. 95-627, as amended, 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.

C. The Department of Education shall develop a plan to implement an effective and appropriately-resourced school improvement program. The plan should specify the activities necessary for its Office of School Quality to provide effective support to school divisions in the school improvement program, and the number of state staff and funding required to effectively implement the planned activities. The plan should also define performance measures that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the services its Office of School Quality provides to school divisions and how it will evaluate performance compared to those measures and make changes as needed to ensure ongoing effectiveness. The Department shall submit the plan for the state's more effective and appropriately-resourced school improvement program to the Board of Education and the Chairs of the House Education and Appropriations Committees and Senate Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations Committees no later than November 1, 2021.