Delegates Lashrecse Aird and Israel O’Quinn announced today a bipartisan amendment in support of economically disadvantaged urban and rural school districts. The amendment seeks to increase the At-Risk-Add-On program by $64.2 million over the next two years – $35.7 million in FY 2019 and $28.5 million in FY 2020. The amendment increases from 13 percent the first year and 14 percent the second year to 18 percent in both years and broadens the applicability of these funds.
The budget amendment has received support from a broad array of stakeholders, including the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS), Virginia School Board Association (VSBA), and Virginia Education Association (VEA).
VACo Contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.