The 2013 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||$ 4,891,155,762||$ 1,440,475,628||$ 0|
|2013 Addenda||$ 5,240,570,524||$ 1,425,946,528||$ 0|
|2013 Addenda||$ (61,312,614)||$ 80,972,900||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 5,179,257,910||$ 1,506,919,428||$ 0|
|2014 Addenda||$ 5,268,336,371||$ 1,430,346,528||$ 0|
|2014 Addenda||$ 64,348,646||$ 36,812,900||$ 0|
|2014 Total||$ 5,332,685,017||$ 1,467,159,428||$ 0|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
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 $ (294,026) $ (186,745)
Update costs for National Board Certification grantsUpdates the funding needed for National Board Certification grants based on the actual number of eligible teachers.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (85,000) $ 125,000
Modify school nurse funding methodology for 2014-2016 rebenchmarkingDirects the Department of Education to calculate school nurse costs for the 2014-2016 biennium by using a funding standard of one nurse per school with enrollment less than 1,500 students and two nurses per school with enrollment greater than or equal to 1,500 students. This amendment also eliminates the expenditure requirement for school nurse costs in the 2014-2016 biennium.
Remove funding for cost of competing adjustment for support positions in second yearEliminates funding in 2014 that supports the cost of competing adjustment 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 $ 0 $ (12,157,638)
Provide funding to support consolidation of Bedford County and Bedford City school divisionsProvides additional funding to support the consolidation of the Bedford County and Bedford City school divisions, effective July 1, 2013. The combined Bedford County school division is eligible to use the lower composite index value of Bedford City for a period of 15 years, unless a lower composite index value is calculated for the combined division during the 15 year period.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 6,167,198
Establish deadline for school divisions to comply with K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction requirementsEstablishes a deadline of December 1 each year for school divisions to confirm compliance with all staffing and class size requirements to participate in the K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction program.
Update annual school-age population countUpdates funding for the Standards of Quality accounts in 2014 based on the latest yearly estimate of school-age population provided by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. This data reflects an increase of 4,677 school-age children over the prior year estimate.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 2,033,289
Increase Literary Fund support for school employee retirement contributionsIncreases the Literary Fund transfer amount used to pay a portion of school employee retirement contributions in 2013.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (9,000,000) $ 0 Nongeneral Fund $ 9,000,000 $ 0
Adjust Early Intervention Reading Initiative calculationAdjusts the methodology for calculating the percentage of students funded for the Early Intervention Reading Initiative in third grade. The percentage of students funded for third grade will be determined by dividing the number of students identified for remedial services based on the second grade Spring Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) assessment by total second grade Fall Membership for each division. This adjustment will align the calculation for funding third grade with the current methodology used for kindergarten through second grade.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (425,331)
Establish Strategic Compensation Grants InitiativeProvides funding to establish the Strategic Compensation Grants Initiative to award competitive grants in 2014 to school divisions for the purpose of awarding incentive payments to teachers who meet the eligibility criteria. The grants will allow school divisions to award incentive payments to effective teachers who advance student learning goals and meet strategic compensation criteria established by the division and school or to award effective teacher leaders assuming additional responsibilities or priority assignments. School divisions will have flexibility to design and implement customized compensation systems aligning each division’s strategic goals and objectives with available resources.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 15,000,000
Increase nongeneral fund appropriation to cover additional federal grant awardsIncreases nongeneral fund appropriation to align with anticipated federal grant awards.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 36,812,900 $ 36,812,900
Provide funding to support supplemental grants to charter schoolsProvides funding in 2014 to support the award of supplemental grants to charter schools by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 100,000
Increase salaries for public school instructional positionsProvides additional funding for the state's share of a two percent salary increase for instructional positions recognized by the Standards of Quality (SOQ) funding model, effective July 1, 2013.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 58,698,268
Fund staffing standards for blind or visually impaired studentsProvides funding through the Standards of Quality (SOQ) funding formula to implement the staffing standards for blind or visually impaired students recommended by the Board of Education. Currently, all special education disability codes are recognized and funded in the SOQ funding model except blind or visually impaired.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 4,908,789
Modify requirements for annual required local expenditures data collectionModifies the annual data collection requirement for budgeted required local expenditures for school divisions. In lieu of reporting budgeted expenditure data to the Department of Education (DOE) annually, school divisions will certify to DOE at the beginning of each school year that sufficient local funds have been budgeted to meet all required local effort and applicable required local match amounts. This amendment is intended to relieve the administrative burden placed on school divisions resulting from unnecessary data reporting requirements.
Increase flexibility for Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills AssessmentProvides flexibility for school divisions to use existing Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment funding for other industry credentialing examinations to meet the new standard diploma requirement.
Increase funding for Path to Industry CertificationProvides additional funding for the Path to Industry Certification program to address increases in the costs of credentialing exams for industry certifications. Students who obtain certified credentials can demonstrate preparedness for the next level of postsecondary education or entry into the workforce in a technical career field.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 267,548
Establish Summer Regional Governor's Schools for entrepreneurshipProvides funding to establish Summer Regional Governor's Schools for entrepreneurship. The Department of Education will partner with regional collaborations of school divisions to offer two-week summer regional programs that provide Virginia middle school students with the opportunity to solve problems through product innovation and to explore entrepreneurship in a global market. The curriculum will focus on entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, design thinking, project management, product design, and leadership within a culturally diverse environment.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 210,000
Adjust sales tax distribution for public educationAdjusts funding for local school divisions based on the latest sales tax projections provided by the Department of Taxation in December 2012. The amounts represent the net change in state funding, as required by the Basic Aid formula.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 3,999,478 $ 3,668,898
Update costs of the Standards of Quality (SOQ)Provides for the update of 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 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (8,844,986) $ (10,687,354)
Reprogram funding for Virginia Teacher Scholarship Loan Program in second yearTransfers existing funding for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program in the second year to the Math and Science Teacher Recruitment and Retention Pilot Initiative.
Update costs of categorical programsUpdates the costs of 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 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (702,105) $ (373,460)
Adjust deadline for the National Board Certification bonus programAdjusts the deadline from September 30 to October 15 each year for school divisions to report the number of teachers eligible to receive the bonus payment for achieving National Board Certification. The current deadline of September 30 is also the final date by which teachers can qualify for the bonus each year, which does not provide sufficient time for school divisions to determine the final count of eligible teachers and report the information to the Department of Education.
Fund reading specialist initiativeProvides the state share of funding to support one reading specialist per elementary school that scored below 75 percent on the third grade reading Standards of Learning (SOL) test.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 1,433,116
Fund effective schoolwide discipline initiativeProvides funding to expand the number of schools implementing an effective schoolwide discipline system that reduces disruptive behavior in the classroom.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 341,040
Update Lottery accounts based on participation and prior year balanceAdjusts funding for Lottery funded programs based on actual participation in 2013 and updated projections for 2014. This amendment also appropriates the remaining balance of $23.0 million in 2012 Lottery proceeds to support Lottery funded programs in 2013.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (46,385,975) $ (4,773,972) Nongeneral Fund $ 35,160,000 $ 0