The 2010 Executive Budget Document
Direct Aid to Public Education [ http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
This agency serves as a holding account for pass-through funds to local school divisions for public education. It is administered by the Department of Education. 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 Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 5,651,090,183||$ 915,807,254||$ 0|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 5,767,549,297||$ 925,908,412||$ 0|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 5,607,593,113||$ 1,496,381,028||$ 0|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 5,319,941,500||$ 1,390,369,135||$ 0|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 5,319,941,500||$ 1,390,369,135||$ 0|
|2011 Addenda||$ (289,806,858)||$ 128,492,492||$ 0|
|2011 Total||$ 5,030,134,642||$ 1,518,861,627||$ 0|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 5,319,941,500||$ 1,390,369,135||$ 0|
|2012 Addenda||$ (103,148,062)||$ 15,120,065||$ 0|
|2012 Total||$ 5,216,793,438||$ 1,405,489,200||$ 0|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|2012 Base Budget||0.00||0.00||0.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($18,152,017) ($18,152,017)
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriation to support additional Virtual Virginia revenueAdjusts the nongeneral fund authority for additional tuition revenue from the Virtual Virginia Program. These revenues are used to support the on-line classroom Virtual Virginia Program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $100,000 $100,000
Update Standards of Quality (SOQ) costsProvides for the biennial update of the Standards of Quality (SOQ). The SOQ programs are updated biennially to reflect changes in enrollment, funded instructional salaries, school instructional and support expenditures, and other technical factors. These adjustments address the cost of continuing current programs with the required data revisions and the support staff ratio as proposed by Governor Kaine in the 2009 General Assembly session.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $46,417,414 $58,025,378
Adjust sales tax revenues for public education in December 2009Adjusts funding for local school divisions based on the latest sales tax projections provided by the Department of Taxation in December 2009.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($24,838,056) ($9,032,206)
Delay the update of the composite index for direct aid programs until FY 2012Delays the update of the composite index of local ability-to-pay until FY 2012 for Direct Aid to Public Education. The composite index is the formula used to determine a locality’s ability to fund education and is recalculated each biennium.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $0 $39,006,105
Adjust support for Virginia Retirement System paymentsAdjusts the funds needed to support the employer rate change from 8.81 percent to 10.49 percent for the state share of contributions paid on behalf of public school teachers for retirement.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $44,634,340 $44,890,467
Adjust funding for Group Life and Retiree Health Credit rate changesAdjusts funds needed to support employer rate changes related to the Retiree Health Care Credit from 1.04 percent to 1.01 percent and the Group Life rate from 0.27 percent to 0.33 percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $876,600 $803,468
Update Categorical Programs costProvides funds for educational programs, such as special education, adult education, Virtual Virginia, the school lunch program, adult literacy, and the American Indian Treaty Commitment that exceed the foundation of the Standards of Quality. State or federal statutes or regulations mandate most categorical programs. These adjustments update the costs of the current programs with the required data revisions.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $288,027 $2,819,946
Update Incentive Programs costsAdjusts funds for certain education programs, such as Governor's schools, special education programs, clinical faculty, and career switcher mentoring grants that exceed the foundation of the Standards of Quality. These programs are designed to address educational needs of specific targeted student populations that require additional instructional support.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($242,317) $73,436
Increase funding for the National Board Certification Bonus programProvides funds to accommodate the growth in the number of teachers who receive grants upon achieving National Board Certification.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $500,000 $500,000
Adjust 2008 Triennial Census Count for corrected submissionsProvides funds based to address a correction to the 2008 triennial census count submitted by school divisions.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $334,857 $334,863
Update enrollment projectionsUpdates Standards of Quality and Lottery funded programs using March 31, 2009 average daily membership (ADM) and September 30, 2009 fall membership. This adjustment reflects an increase in projected ADM of 8,788 in FY 2011 and 9,465 in FY 2012.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $16,967,678 $22,414,114
Reduce support for supplemental programsReduces general fund support for supplemental education programs such as the Career Technical Education Resource Center, Great Aspiration Scholarship Program, Jobs for Virginia Graduates, Project Discovery, Southside Virginia Technology Consortium, Southwest Education Consortium, Van Gogh Outreach Program, and the Virginia Career Education Foundation.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($332,659) ($332,659)
Reduce support for Clinical FacultyReduces funding for the Clinical Faculty program which assists pre-service teachers and beginning teachers to make a successful transition into full-time teaching.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($56,250) ($56,250)
Reduce Virginia Technology AllianceReduces general fund support provided for the Virginia Technology Alliance. The Technology Alliance provides teacher training opportunities in the effective use of educational technologies used in adult education and literacy programs.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($7,125) ($7,125)
Reduce Career Switcher Mentoring grantsReduces funding for the Career Switcher Mentor Grants to school divisions that employ mentor teachers for new teachers entering the profession through the alternative route to licensure.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($49,409) ($49,409)
Fund health care costs based on actual plan participationAdjusts the state share of health care premium support based on a premium amount weighted for prevailing plan type participation and prevailing employee participation.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($134,205,819) ($134,969,473)
Implement policy changes to the Standards of Quality (SOQ) modelImplements policy changes to the Standards of Quality (SOQ). These changes include eliminating payments for accrued annual and sick leave for terminated employees and contract buy-outs, and excluding capital expenditures, miscellaneous expenditures and expenditures for Regional Programs from the calculation of the SOQ.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($86,962,288) ($87,258,120)
Capture savings from planned state operated facility closuresCaptures savings associated with the closure of the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents in Staunton and the adolescent unit at the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion. The Department of Education currently provides education services at these state operated programs by contracting with local school divisions. Companion amendments for the closure of these facilities can be found in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. These facilities are expected to close as of July 1, 2010.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($1,892,825) ($1,949,447)
Remove nonpersonal inflation fundingEliminates the use of nonpersonal inflation factors used to calculate costs during the rebenchmarking of the Standards of Quality program each biennium.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($4,732,441) ($4,740,450)
Transfer Literary Fund balancesTransfer excess Literary Fund balances to support teacher retirement.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($2,020,065) ($15,020,065) Nongeneral Fund $2,020,065 $15,020,065
Utilize State Fiscal Stabilization Funds for general fund supported programsUtilizes the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 designated for K-12 education to support programs that are currently supported by the general fund.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($126,372,427) $0 Nongeneral Fund $126,372,427 $0
Continue deferring fourth quarter reimbursement for State Operated ProgramsContinues the deferring of the fourth quarter reimbursement to school divisions for education program expenditures at State Operated Programs as implemented in FY 2010.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $37,924 ($448,618)
Clarify language for the Virginia Preschool InitiativeProvides clarifying language to explicity define the half-day program and the use of in-kind contributions for the Virginia Preschool Initiative.
Provide additional flexibility for the purchase of electronic textbooksProvides additional flexibility for school divisions to use savings from the purchase of electronic files of textbooks approved by the Board of Education (without purchasing the hard copy version) for technology equipment purchases for student use in the schools, including computers and netbooks.
Eliminate local maintenance of effort for the Additional Support account funded by LotteryEliminates constraining language that requires localities to provide funding equal to or greater than that provided in the year on which the Standards of Quality biennial rebenchmarking was based.
Modify language for Summer Governor's Schools and Foreign Language AcademiesProvides the Department of Education the authority to adjust the tuition rate, the type of programs offered, the length of the programs and the number of students enrolled in the Summer Governor's Schools and Foreign Language Academies.