The 2012 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|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 5,607,593,113||$ 1,496,381,028||$ 0|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 4,769,832,540||$ 1,691,260,353||$ 0|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 4,713,346,558||$ 1,535,005,514||$ 0|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 4,951,806,340||$ 1,403,250,628||$ 0|
|2013 Base Budget||$ 4,951,806,340||$ 1,403,250,628||$ 0|
|2013 Addenda||$ 180,515,969||$ 14,695,900||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 5,132,322,309||$ 1,417,946,528||$ 0|
|2014 Base Budget||$ 4,951,806,340||$ 1,403,250,628||$ 0|
|2014 Addenda||$ 223,872,562||$ 19,095,900||$ 0|
|2014 Total||$ 5,175,678,902||$ 1,422,346,528||$ 0|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2013 Base Budget||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|2014 Base Budget||0.00||0.00||0.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Update costs of categorical programsProvides increased funding for educational programs that exceed the foundation of the Standards of Quality. State or federal statutes or regulations mandate most categorical programs. These adjustments update the cost of continuing the current programs with the required data revisions.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 298,469 $ 2,793,534
Modify federal revenue deduction calculationModifies the methodology to include a portion of the initial $365.2 million allocation from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 designated for K-12 education. This funding was used to offset permanent cuts but did not supplant the state share of Basic Aid.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (54,000,038) $ (54,060,366)
Increase nongeneral fund appropriation for Virtual VirginiaAdjusts 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 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 170,900 $ 170,900
Adjust funding for group life and retiree health care credit rate changesAdjusts funding to support employer rate changes related to the Retiree Health Care Credit from 0.60 percent to 1.11 percent and the Group Life employer rate from 0.28 percent to 0.48 percent.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 19,918,163 $ 19,882,833
Update retirement contribution rates for Standards of Quality related positionsAdjusts the funds needed to support the employer rate change from 6.33 percent to 11.66 percent for the state share of contributions paid on behalf of public school teachers for retirement. This adjustment also includes the funds needed to support the employer rate change from 7.72 percent to 10.23 percent for the state share of contributions paid on behalf of non-professional support positions for retirement.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 150,969,915 $ 151,620,486
Update costs of the Standards of Quality (SOQ)Provides 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 do not reflect changes in policy.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 180,725,460 $ 197,096,837
Eliminate funding for nonpersonal inflationEliminates the use of nonpersonal inflation factors used to calculate costs during the rebenchmarking of the Standards of Quality program each biennium.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (54,428,805) $ (54,616,505)
Increase funding for Race to GED and Virtual VirginiaProvides additional funding for the Race to GED program to address rising costs for testing and for the Virtual Virginia program to support the statewide implementation of the required Economics and Personal Finance course. The additional funding for these programs is being provided from savings resulting from the elimination of the Mentor Teacher in Hard-to-Staff Schools program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (126,453) $ (135,042)
Correct errors on the current operating planModifies the current operating plan to place the funding in the appropriate service areas where the expenditures will actually occur.
Amend language regarding school division consolidationsClarifies existing language regarding the consolidation of school divisions and the related composite index hold harmless provision. This change provides for a fifteen-year composite index hold harmless when two or more school divisions consolidate, regardless of whether or not it was the result of local government consolidation.
Update composite index of local ability-to-payUpdates accounts in Direct Aid for Public Education based on a biennial recalculation of the composite index, a measure of local ability-to-pay used to distribute funding to local school divisions.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 42,748,981 $ 45,047,738
Increase nongeneral fund appropriation for Governor's SchoolsIncreases the nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect anticipated growth in the revenue and costs associated with the summer Governor's School programs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 100,000 $ 100,000
Add reporting requirement for instructional spendings annual operating budget allocated to instructional costs in a manner that is consistent with the funding of the Standards of Quality as approved by the General Assembly.
Update Lottery proceeds for public educationAdjusts funding to reflect an increase in the estimate of Lottery proceeds by $14.4 milllion in FY 2013 and $19.1 million in FY 2014.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (11,191,433) $ (15,889,542) Nongeneral Fund $ 14,425,000 $ 19,125,000
Adjust sales tax revenues for public educationProvides additional funding to local school divisions based on the latest sales tax projections provided by the Department of Taxation.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 17,637,860 $ 35,721,332
Increase funding for Jobs for Virginia GraduatesProvides additional funding to Jobs for Virginia Graduates, a non-profit organization that assists at-risk and disadvantaged youth in graduating from high school and obtaining employment.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 250,000 $ 250,000
Reduce Literary Fund support for school employee retirement contributionsReduces the Literary Fund transfer amount used to pay a portion of school employee retirement contributions.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 300,000 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ (300,000)
Remove one-time spending from the base budgetRemoves one-time funding for the Performance Pay Initiative, Supplemental Support for School Operating Costs account, and the Composite Index Hold Harmless payment.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (107,254,432) $ (107,254,432)
Increase funding for the National Board Certification bonus programProvides funds to accommodate growth in the number of teachers who receive grants upon achieving National Board Certification.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 215,000 $ 215,000
Adjust Virginia Preschool Initiative for nonparticipation rate and four-year-old child countRevises the funding methodology to use projected Kindergarten Fall Membership rather than an estimate of four-year-olds based on data from the Virginia Employment Commission. This adjustment maintains the existing non-participation rate assumption of 25.43 percent.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (40,304,001) $ (41,257,145)
Update costs of incentive programsAdjusts funding for certain educational programs exceeding the foundation of the Standards of Quality. These programs are designed to address educational needs of specific targeted student populations. Funding for these programs is primarily formula-driven and subject to changes in fall membership, participation rates, and test scores.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 64,526,624 $ 74,663,623
Provide funding for Governor's reform initiatives and innovative solutions for K-12 educationProvides funding for the following initiatives: expansion of PluggedIn VA to eight superintendent's regions ($465,375 each year) by utilizing a portion of existing Race to GED funds ($300,000 each year) and redirecting existing adult literacy funding for the Department of Housing and Community Development ($125,000 each year) and the Virginia Education Technology Alliance ($40,375 each year); fund the testing costs for the Preliminary SAT for all 10th graders enrolled in a public school ($913,016 each year); establish the Preparation Pilot Initiative ($300,000 in FY13; $400,000 in FY14); establish the Math & Science Teacher Recruitment Pilot Initiative ($500,000 in FY13, $100,000 in FY14); support the creation of Governor's Health Science Academies with one-time planning and implementation grants ($80,000 in FY13); establish a Youth Development Academy pilot program ($67,897 each year); and increase funding for Communities in Schools ($1,000,000 each year) by eliminating existing funding for Project Discovery ($619,650 each year).
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 2,711,289 $ 2,330,021
Remove Cost of Competing Adjustment (COCA) funding for support positions onlyEliminates funding that supports the cost of competing adjustment of 24.61 percent for support salaries in Virginia school divisions located within the common labor market of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (32,180,630) $ (32,835,810)