House v.s. Senate Budget Comparison

5% Teacher Salary Increase
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #14h  43828883  43828883  The state share of the original 3.0 percent salary increase would be given to school divisions that certify that they will provide at least 3.0 percent in either the first or second year or through a combination over both years. This amendment adds an additional 2.0 percent increase with an effective date of January 1, 2020. Any local school division pay increase provided in the first year that is above the 3.0 percent , will not count toward the 2.0 percent salary increase in the second year.
Senate  136 #1s Language Only      This amendment provides additional flexibility to the state support for up to a 5.0 percent teacher (SOQ-funded instructional and support positions) salary increase. In addition to the flexibility to provide the increase in either year of the biennium or a combination of the two years, this amendment specifies that school divisions shall be entitled to a proportionate share of funding, between 3.0 percent and 5.0 percent, if they certify to providing an increase of at least 3.0 percent. There is
Remove Full 5% Salary Increase
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #8h  -87569976  -87569976  This amendment removes funding proposed in House Bill 1700 as introduced for additional compensation incentive in lieu of new House approach.
Senate        The Senate budget provides full funding for the 5% salary increase as proposed by the Governor.
Lottery Per-Pupil Allocation
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #11h  27442009  27442009  This amendment adds $27.4 million to the Supplemental Lottery Per Pupil Allocation account. School divisions receive the Lottery PPA with total flexibility as to how the funds may be budgeted and there is no local match requirement. Each division can spend the funding on locally determined initiatives and tailored priorities to support their students needs. The additional funding increases the Per Pupil Amount by almost $40.00, from $367.44 to an estimated $406.90.
Senate  136 #10s  -18515608 -16175901   This amendment removes proposed new funding.
At-Risk Add-On
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #10h  (14,259, 656)  (14,259, 656)  This amendment removes proposed funding increase for At-Risk Add-On program.
Senate  136 #4s  -10676622 -3564906   This amendment provides $10.7 million GF each year to increase the at-risk add-on percentages, to 14.5 percent in FY 2019 and to 15.5 percent in FY 2020.
Testing Coordinators and Licensed Behavioral Analysts
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #2h Language Only      This amendment adds additional flexibility language to hire testing coordinators and licensed behavior analysts with At-Risk Add-on funds, which may help reduce workloads of school counselors and free-up the counselors time which then can be dedicated to supporting students' non-academic related needs.
Senate        
School Counselors
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House        House budget provides full funding for Governor's proposed counselor ratio adjustment.
Senate  136 #2s   -25978056   This amendment reduces proposed funding to increase state support for additional school counselors. This equates to 1 per 460 students at the elementary school level, 1 per 375 students at the middle school level, and 1 per 330 students at the high school level.
LCI Adjusted for Land Use
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House        
Senate  136 #7s Language Only      This amendment modifies, beginning with FY 2021, concurrent with the next re-benchmarking of the Standards of Quality costs, the current calculation of composite index of local ability to pay to incorporate within the real estate indicator of local wealth the land-use assessment value for those properties located within a land-use plan Richmond stands to gain approximately $250,000 in new funding starting in FY21.
Literary & GF Revenues for VRS Cost
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #7h      This amendment maintains the $146.3 million amount in the first year from the Literary Fund for Virginia Retirement System (VRS) payments which is reflected in the current adopted budget. This amendment removes funding proposed in House Bill 1700 as introduced for a fund swap for VRS payments. While the net of this amendment is $FIELD4 because of the associated reversion of the $80 million to VRS payments, it is effectively an $80 million reduction in funds available for school construction interest
Senate  136 #8s  -10000000    This amendment supports school construction support as follows: 1) $32.5 million towards an interest rate subsidy grant program for projects on the First Priority Waiting List for school construction Literary Fund loans; 2) $5.0 million towards a interest rate subsidy program, based on the parameters established in Senate Bill 1093, 2019 Session; 3) the remaining $32.5 million for Literary Fund school construction loans that will revolve back to the Literary Fund.
Reduce Amortization Period for RHCC
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #9h  4299784  4299784  This amendment pays for the cost of lowering the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) amortization period used for the Retiree Health Care Credit (RHCC) rate calculation from 25 years to 20 years. The revised RHCC rate will be adjusted by 14 basis points which will help decrease the unfunded liability for the RHCC account costs over the 20 year period. Estimated to save over $30,000,000 in future debt service.
Senate        
Teacher Residency Program
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House        
Senate  135 #5s   500000   This amendment increases grants for teacher residency partnerships between university teacher preparation programs and the Petersburg, Norfolk, and Richmond City school divisions and any other university teacher preparation programs and hard to staff school divisions to help improve new teacher training and retention for hard to staff schools. The grants will support a site specific residency model program for preparation, planning, development, and implementation including possible stipends in
Microcredentialing Program Development
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  133 #2h  20000  20000  This amendment provides funding to VDOE to establish a microcredentialing program for teachers.
Senate        
Dual Enrollment Faculty Credential Tuition Grant Program
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  135 #5h  250000  250000  Funds tuition scholarships for licensed high school teachers that enroll in courses in higher school institutions to earn additional credentialing necessary to teach dual enrollment courses in their local public high school. The lifetime maximum dual enrollment tuition scholarship award for each approved eligible teacher is $7,500.
Senate        
Grow Your Own Teacher Program - Remove from VDOE
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  135 #7h  -200000  -200000  This amendment transfers $200,000 to SCHEV for development and administration of a scholarship tuition assistance program for high school graduate students who are committed to attend a baccalaureate institution of higher education in Virginia and to subsequently teach in a high-need public school in their school division of residence.
Senate  135 #1s   -200000   This amendment removes $200,000 to establish a Grow Your Own Teacher pilot program.
Grow Your Own Teacher Program - Transfer to SCHEV
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  141 #3h  240000  240000  This amendment provides funding for the Grow You Own Teacher program, a collaborative effort between, SCHEV, the Department of Education, public colleges and universities and local school divisions.
Senate        
RVA High School Apprenticeship Pilot
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House        
Senate  135 #6s   125000   This amendment provides $125,000 GF in the second year for the first of a two-year pilot for a grant program in lieu of tax credits as proposed in Senate Bill 1532.
VPI Per-Pupil Allocation
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #12h  274502  274502  Increases the per pupil amount from the current adopted amount of $6,326 to $6,350 for a full-day slot.
Senate        
VPI Expired Grant
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #3h  -9679780  -9679780  This amendment removes funding proposed in House Bill 1700 as introduced for back-filling the federal program that ended in fiscal year 2019. The 13 school divisions that would have received the proposed funding have an opportunity to utilize the existing state preschool program (VPI).
Senate  136 #3s   -2416506   This amendment maintains $7.3 million for up to 1,530 slots in the 13 school divisions that participated in the state's federal Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program, based on a required local match of 25 percent for FY 2020.
VPI Local Curriculum and Classroom Obersvation
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #4h  -1699678  -1699678  This amendment removes funding for the new VPI grants that were included in the introduced budget for local curriculum and classroom observations.
Senate  136 #6s   -1700000   This amendment removes funding for the new VPI grants that were included in the introduced budget for local curriculum and classroom observations.
VPI Unused Slots
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #5h      This amendment captures $2.2 million the first year from the general fund in available undistributed balances in the Virginia Preschool Initiative. All requested slots have been filled for the school divisions. A total of 17,122 full-time slots and 535 half-day slots have been funded.
Senate        
VPI Balance from Provisional VPI Teacher Licensure Requests
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #6h      This amendment captures $2.0 million the first year from the general fund in available balances in the Virginia Preschool Initiative - Provisional Teacher Licensure initiative that was established during the 2018 Session. The original budgeted amount was over estimated and subsequently is not needed to fund the actual number of preschool teachers in public schools that need financial support to complete their licensure requirements.
Senate        
VPI Federal Preschool Development Grant
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  137 #1h  9900948  9900948  This amendment provides $9.9 million NGF for an awarded federal grant to be used by VDOE and its partners to support statewide initiatives that bolster Virginia’s early childhood system. These initiatives include producing a statewide needs assessment and strategic plan, aligning early learning standards, and developing kindergarten-readiness tools for teachers and families.
Senate        
Outcomes for Students in Private Placements
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  129 #1h Language Only      Requires VDOE to collect outcomes data on students in private placements beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
Senate  282 #2s Language Only      Requires VDOE to collect outcomes data on students in private placements beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
Private Placement Transition Pilot
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House        
Senate  129 #1s   20000   This amendment provides $20,000 GF in FY 2020 for costs associated with implementing a pilot program to study the feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. The amendment is contingent on passage of Senate Bill 1576.
Community Schools Best Practices Report
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  135 #3h      VDOE, in consultation with Communities In Schools of Virginia, shall develop guidance on best practices for local school divisions to transition existing schools to community schools.
Senate        
K-3 Class Size Reduction
Legislative Branch Item Number FY 19 FY 20 Description
House  136 #15h  120132  120132  This amendment provides $120,132 in the second year from the general fund to the K-3 Class Size Reduction initiative as a technical adjustment.
Senate