The 2008 Executive Budget Document
Department Of Education, Central Office OperationsMission Statement
The mission of the Department of Education is to lead and facilitate the development and implementation of a quality public education system that meets the needs of students and assists them in becoming educated, productive, and responsible citizens.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 53,921,136||$ 53,476,774||321.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 60,979,986||$ 50,768,498||337.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 60,398,693||$ 61,739,125||337.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 60,143,233||$ 61,739,125||339.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 60,143,233||$ 61,739,125||339.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ (3,087,916)||$ 2,346,334||4.00|
|2009 Total||$ 57,055,317||$ 64,085,459||343.00|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 60,143,233||$ 61,739,125||339.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ (3,087,916)||$ 2,360,784||4.00|
|2010 Total||$ 57,055,317||$ 64,099,909||343.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as the continuation of 2007 and 2008 salary and health insurance premium increases, as well as changes in retirement and disability contribution rates and other centrally funded items. For each year, $1.5 million (GF) and $1.4 million (NGF).
Remove additional funding for Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan ProgramRemoves funding for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program. This one-time funding was due to a greater than expected number of qualified recipients. For each year, a reduction of $150,000 (GF).
Transfer Virginia Teaching Scholarship Appropriation to Direct Aid for Public EducationTransfers funds for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program from the Department of Education's Central Office Operations to Direct Aid for Public Education, where the service can be provided directly to the local school divisions. For each year, a reduction of $558,000 (GF).
Transfer National Board Certification Bonuses and Incentive Grant Appropriations to Direct Aid for Public EducationTransfers funds for National Board Certification bonuses and incentive grant appropriation from the Department of Education's Central Office operations to Direct Aid for Public Education, where the service can be provided directly to the local school divisions. For each year, a reduction of $2.6 million (GF).
Transfer Career Switcher Funds to Direct Aid for Public EducationTransfers funds for Career Switcher Program from the Department of Education's Central Office Operations to Direct Aid for Public Education where the program can be provided directly to the local school divisions. For each year, a reduction of $229,392 (GF).
Capture savings related to new technology decentralized ratesReduces funding to capture savings due to the new decentralization of information technology rates implemented in FY 2007. For each year, a reduction of $309,710 (GF).
Continue 2008 budget reductionsContinues the budget reductions included in the Governor's 2008 reduction plan into the 2008-10 biennium. For 2009, a decrease of $1.4 million (GF), an increase of $791,653 (NGF), and a reduction of one position. For 2010, a decrease of $1.4 million (GF) and an increase of $791,653 (NGF).
Expand early childhood diagnostic assessmentProvides additional funding for The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) diagnostic screening instruments and various program support services to local school divisions. PALS assists in the identification of children at risk for early reading difficulties. This supports expanded access to quality preschool services. For each year, $379,550 (GF).
Enhance teacher license enforcementIncreases nongeneral funding and positions to process cases for license denial, suspension, or revocation by the Board of Education. Funding for this amendment is supported by an fifteen percent increase in teacher licensure fees. For 2009, $188,950 (NGF) and two positions. For 2010, $203,400 (NGF).
Fund preschool evaluation and administrationFunds administration of entities funded through the Virginia Preschool Initiative, to provide program monitoring and technical assistance, financial management, and evaluation. For 2009, $340,100 (GF) and three positions. For 2010, $340,100 (GF).