COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 15

January 29, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Governor Warners Executive Amendments to the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2002 and the 2002-2004 Biennium

 

On January 22, 2002, Governor Warner submitted executive amendments to the state budget for consideration by the 2002 session of the General Assembly. Governor Warners proposed amendments are drawn against the budget bills previously introduced by Governor Gilmore for fiscal year 2002 (HB/SB 29) and the 2002-2004 biennium (HB/SB 30). Several of these amendments would affect the amount of state funding to be received by school divisions in fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004.

 

Revised per pupil amounts and estimated entitlements for each school division based on the Governors executive amendments for fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004 are provided in a downloadable Excel file available at the following location on the departments website:

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Finance/Budget/calctools.html

 

The information in Attachment A summarizes the Governors executive amendments to the Direct Aid to Public Education budget and those portions of the Department of Education Central Office budget that impact school divisions. As stated before, these amendments are drawn against the introduced budgets for fiscal year 2002 (HB/SB 29) and the 2002-2004 biennium (HB/SB 30). (Information regarding the introduced budgets was previously communicated to you in Informational Superintendents Memoranda Number 186 and 187, dated December 21, 2001.)

Please remember that the introduced budgets previously submitted (HB/SB 29 and HB/SB 30) and the executive amendments submitted by Governor Warner will be considered by the 2002 session of the General Assembly and are subject to change. The department will issue another superintendents memorandum providing information on the House and Senate versions of the budgets for the current year and the 2002-2004 biennium when those budgets are reported out in several weeks. This memorandum will include entitlement information on state funding to be received by school divisions as proposed by the House and Senate for fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004.

 

If you have questions regarding the information in this memorandum, please contact Dan Timberlake, assistant superintendent for finance, or budget office staff, at 804-225-2025.

 

JLD/kd

 

Attachment

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf015a.pdf