SUPTS. MEMO NO. 223
December 22, 2000
|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Amendments to the 2000-2002 Biennial Budget as Proposed by Governor Gilmore|
Governor Gilmoreís proposed amendments to the 2000-2002 budget were presented on Wednesday, December 20, 2000, before a joint session of the Senate Finance, the House Appropriations, and the House Finance committees. This budget will be considered by the 2001 Session of the General Assembly, which is scheduled to convene on January 10, 2001. The recommendations made by the Governor include several new initiatives, as well as technical revisions to the Standards of Quality and other related accounts.
Highlights of Governor Gilmoreís budget proposals include:
In addition to the information contained in Attachment B, a downloadable Excel file was created to assist divisions in calculating projected state entitlements and local matches for these programs. This file gives divisions the opportunity to change ADM to test the effect on state funding and projected local matches using the departmentís projected ADM or a local projection of ADM. Attachment C to this memorandum provides detailed instructions for accessing the Excel file. The Excel file is located on the departmentís website. The file can be downloaded from the following address:
It is important to remember that the information provided in Attachment B and the Excel template relates to the Governorís budget as introduced. The House of Delegates and the Senate will have the opportunity to amend the Governorís budget during the 2001 General Assembly session. The General Assembly will adopt a final budget at the end of the session, which is scheduled for February 24, 2001. Therefore, the estimated entitlements contained in the documents attached to this memorandum are only projections and are subject to change throughout the session. The department will provide additional information during the General Assembly session as changes occur.
If you have questions, please contact
the budget office staff at (804) 225-2025.