Instructional spending in classroom; local school division to allocate 65% of operating budget. (HB2204)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Instructional spending in the classroom. Requires each local school division to allocate 65 percent of its operating budget to instructional spending. Local school boards must report annually to the Board of Education the percentage of their operating budgets allocated to instructional spending. Any school division that fails to meet the 65 percent requirement must present a plan to the Board of Education to increase instructional spending by 0.5 percent in the following year. School divisions failing to submit such a plan must be audited by the Auditor of Public Accounts who in turn must submit recommendations to the Board including instruction on how such school divisions can increase their instructional spending to 65 percent. In addition, the Board must annually report to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Appropriations the amount of spending allocated by the local school divisions to instructional spending based on the reports submitted annually by the local school boards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098572508
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/22/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2204)
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB 1800 by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Education


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