Instructional spending; local school board to report expenditures annually. (HB898)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expenditures and reports on instructional spending.  Requires each local school board 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 one percent in the following fiscal year and each subsequent year until the 65 percent requirement is met. School divisions failing to submit such a plan must be audited by the Auditor of Public Accounts, who is required to submit recommendations to the Board, including instruction concerning how failing 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 »


01/25/2010: Merged into HB76


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103665D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: #3 Teachers and Admin. Action
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB76-Bell, Richard P.)
01/25/2010Incorporated by Education (HB76-Bell, Richard P.)


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Administration, Finance - New Application