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FINANCE/PURCHASING/FOOD SERVICE
 
4/25/12
   
SB 580 Virtual programs; state funding.
Introduced by: George L. Barker
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Virtual programs; state funding.  Clarifies that the proportionate share of direct aid for public education provided to local school divisions for students enrolled in full-time virtual programs shall be based on the student's jurisdiction of residence rather than the jurisdiction offering the virtual program.
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Incorporated by Finance (SB598-Newman) (14-Y 0-N)
 
HB 78 Instructional spending; local school board to report expenditures annually.
Introduced by: Gregory D. Habeeb
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Expenditures and reports on instructional spending.  Requires each local school board to report annually to the Board of Education the percentage of its operating budget allocated to instructional spending. The Board must report annually to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance the amount of spending allocated by the local school boards to instructional spending based on the school boards' annual reports to the Board of Education.
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House: Incorporated by Education(HB250-Cline) by voice vote
 
HB 143 Preschool programs; private funding.
Introduced by: David L. Englin
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Preschool programs; private funding. Allows a locality currently providing preschool programs to at least 60 percent of its at-risk four-year-olds to accept private funding, which may have restrictions or conditions attached, to meet its local share in order to apply for a state matching grant to serve additional eligible four-year-olds, as well as at-risk three-year-olds.
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01/17/12 House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
 
HB 144 Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program; created.
Introduced by: David L. Englin
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program. Creates a grant program to be administered by the Virginia Department of Education to improve training for preschool educators; create, outfit, or expand preschool classrooms; implement the Virginia Quality Rating and Improvement System; ensure the availability of preschool education for the children of veterans; and create innovative early childhood programs for rural communities where access to services is difficult. The grant program shall be funded by the unused moneys allocated by the General Assembly towards the Virginia Preschool Initiative, which requires a local match in order for such funds to be utilized. Grants shall be awarded pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process designed to ensure that all service providers in the Commonwealth, regardless of size or geographic location, are afforded the opportunity to apply for funds.
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House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
 
HB 501 General fund; assignment of year-end balance.
Introduced by: Rosalyn R. Dance
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Assignments of the year-end general fund balance. Provides that 15 percent of the year-end general fund balance would be assigned for kindergarten through grade 12 public education programs other than Standards of Quality programs.
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02/20/12 House: Left in Appropriations
 
HB 547 School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
Introduced by: Barbara J. Comstock
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Local school divisions; unexpended state funds.  Provides that local school divisions may elect to use any unexpended state funds to provide a one-time bonus to all teachers of up to three percent of the annual base salary.
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House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
 
HB 1272 Virtual school program; Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from school division.
Introduced by: Richard P. Bell
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Public schools; virtual education. Provides that any student who enrolls full time in a virtual school program served by a multidivision online provider outside his school division of residence shall have his state and local share of Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from the school division of residence to the enrolling school division. The total state and local share funds transferred from the resident division to the enrolling division shall not exceed $6,500 per pupil. The enrolling school division shall invoice the resident school division monthly and the Department of Education semimonthly for a student participating in a virtual education program.
HISTORY
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
 
HB 1295 State mandates; eliminating on local and regional government entities relating to education, etc.
Introduced by: Kathy J. Byron
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Elimination of state mandates. Eliminates several statewide mandates on local and regional government entities relating to procurement procedures, education, and land use.
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03/05/12 House: Senate substitute rejected by House 12105667D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
 
HJ 63 Composite Index Local Ability to Pay; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Study; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study Composite Index of Local Ability to Pay; report.  Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the efficiency and effectiveness of the Composite Index of Local Ability to Pay. In conducting its study, the Commission shall (i) review current statutory, constitutional, and budgetary provisions governing the calculation of Standards of Quality costs and funding; (ii) examine the components of the Composite Index and how they interact; (iii) evaluate other states' public school funding formulas; (iv) hear local concerns and seek input from various Virginia and national experts, as available; and (v) evaluate the need to adjust the current basic school aid formula.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission must submit its findings and recommendations to the 2013 Session of the General Assembly.
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House: Left in Rules
 
SB 440 Charter schools, public; funding.
Introduced by: Mark D. Obenshain
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Public charter schools. Provides that: (i) at the discretion of the local school board, charter schools personnel may be either employees of the charter school or the school board; (ii) charter schools shall be allowed to lease or purchase vacant or unused properties or real estate owned by the school board; (iii) per pupil funding provided to the charter school by the local school board shall not be less than 90 percent of the school division's state and local share of the Standards of Quality per pupil funding; and (iv) the contract with the public charter school may include mandatory performance-based measures or audits.
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House: Passed House with substitute (58-Y 40-N)
04/09/12 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/12)
 
SB 553 School divisions, local; may use unexpended state funds to provide one-time bonus to teachers.
Introduced by: Barbara A. Favola
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Local school divisions; unexpended state funds.  Provides that local school divisions may elect to use any unexpended state funds to provide a one-time bonus to all teachers of up to three percent of the annual base salary.
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SB 679 State mandates; eliminates several of those on local and regional government entities.
Introduced by: Stephen D. Newman
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Elimination of state mandates.  Eliminates several statewide mandates on local and regional government entities relating to procurement procedures, education, and land use.
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HISTORY
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/12 House: Passed House with substitute (94-Y 4-N)
03/01/12 House: House insisted on substitute
04/18/12 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 836 (effective 7/1/12)
 
SB 598 Virtual school program; Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from school division.
Introduced by: Stephen D. Newman
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Public schools; virtual education.  Provides that any student who enrolls full time in a virtual school program served by a multidivision online provider outside his school division of residence shall have his state and local share of Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from the school division of residence to the enrolling school division. The total state and local share funds transferred from the resident division to the enrolling division shall not exceed $6,500 per pupil. The enrolling school division shall invoice the resident school division monthly and the Department of Education semimonthly for a student participating in a virtual education program.
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HISTORY
03/08/12 House: House insisted on substitute
03/10/12 Senate: Failed to pass in Senate
 
SJ 14 Composite Index Local Ability to Pay; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
Introduced by: Henry L. Marsh III
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Study; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study Composite Index of Local Ability to Pay; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the efficiency and effectiveness of the Composite Index of Local Ability to Pay. In conducting its study, the Commission shall (i) review current statutory, constitutional, and budgetary provisions governing the calculation of Standards of Quality costs and funding; (ii) examine the components of the Composite Index and how they interact; (iii) evaluate other states' public school funding formulas; (iv) hear local concerns and seek input from various Virginia and national experts, as available; and (v) evaluate the need to adjust the current basic school aid formula.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission must submit its findings and recommendations to the 2013 Session of the General Assembly.
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Senate: Continued to 2013 in Rules by voice vote
 

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