The 2011 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||$ 4,769,832,540||$ 1,691,260,353||$ 0|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 4,739,288,334||$ 1,540,436,627||$ 0|
|2011 Addenda||$ (24,752,146)||$ (5,431,113)||$ 0|
|2011 Total||$ 4,714,536,188||$ 1,535,005,514||$ 0|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 4,903,098,078||$ 1,400,575,628||$ 0|
|2012 Addenda||$ (25,345,633)||$ 2,675,000||$ 0|
|2012 Total||$ 4,877,752,445||$ 1,403,250,628||$ 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
Add language in the event of a shortfall in lottery proceedsProvides direction to the Department of Education to prorate funding for textbooks in the event of a shortfall in anticipated lottery proceeds revenue used to support public education.
Clarify carryforward authority for school divisionsClarifies the use of funds for localities meeting the carryforward provisions to reappropriate the funds for school division expenditure.
Clarify use of Virginia Preschool Initiative fundsClarifies the use of funds provided to school divisions for the Virginia Preschool Initiative to specifically exclude the expenditures related to capital outlay.
Correct Free and Reduced Lunch calcuationCorrects the free and reduced lunch count for the Petersburg school division which was not accurately reported for the rebenchmarking cost updates for the 2010-2012 biennium.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 64,815 $ 63,572
Establish pilot teacher pay for performance programEstablishes a teacher performance pay grant program for school divisions. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to school divisions that pilot models for awarding performance pay for instructional personnel in hard-to-staff schools as determined by the Department of Education. This program will better position Virginia for federal funding and provide a more competitive pay structure for teachers.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 3,000,000
Offset State Fiscal Stabilization Funds with general fund for the Standards of Quality ProgramsProvides funds to offset a required adjustment to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 due to technical revisions based on the U.S. Department of Education guidelines and the final actions of the 2010 General Assembly. The revisions result in a reduction of $3.4 million in SFSF for Direct Aid programs and an equivalent increase for higher education.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 3,431,113 $ 0 Nongeneral Fund $ (3,431,113) $ 0
Provide additional funding for public school teacher retirement contributionsProvides additional funding for a two percent increase for retirement contributions paid on behalf of public school teachers.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 53,247,608
Reprogram funds provided for composite index hold harmlessReprograms funds provided by the 2010 General Assembly to support the hold harmless provision related to the update of the composite index. These funds will be used to increase the contributions to the teacher retirement fund.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (57,599,781)
Transfer general fund supported programs to lottery supportMoves Direct Aid programs that are currently supported by the general fund to lottery support. Because of enrollment and other data updates, additional lottery proceeds are available for reallocation. As a result, portions of the composite index hold harmless in FY 2011 and textbooks in FY 2012 funding will be supported with lottery proceeds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (19,772,510) $ (13,182,466)
Update costs for Composite-Index Hold HarmlessRecalculates the FY 2011 amount needed to support the composite index hold harmless initiative approved by the 2010 General Assembly. This update takes into account all technical and policy decisions included in the Governor's introduced budget.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (8,355,506) $ 0
Adjust lottery revenue estimates for public educationIncreases the transfer amount of lottery proceeds dedicated to public education programs.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 675,000
Adjust sales tax revenue for Direct Aid paymentsAdjusts funding for local school divisions based on the latest sales tax projections provided by the Department of Taxation in December 2010. The amounts represent the net change in state funding as required by the Basic Aid formula.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 19,518,813 $ 20,972,797
Revise Literary Fund forecastAdjusts the use of Literary Funds used to support public school employee retirement contributions based on the latest estimates provided by the Department of Treasury.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 2,000,000 $ (2,000,000) Nongeneral Fund $ (2,000,000) $ 2,000,000
Update Categorical Programs costsUpdates the costs of the current programs with the required data revisions. Categorical funding supports 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.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (3,635,435) $ (3,846,621)
Update costs for National Board Certification grantsUpdates the funding needed for National Board Certification grants based on the actual number of eligible teachers.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (292,500) $ 0
Update costs for the Standards of Quality (SOQ)Provides for the update of the Standards of Quality accounts based on fall membership, average daily membership, and other technical adjustments. These updates do not reflect changes in policy but adjust the cost of continuing current programs with the required data revisions.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (17,257,331) $ (25,950,026)
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 $ (453,605) $ (50,716)