School boards; funds appropriated by locality shall be reappropriated to board. (HB1786)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; unexpended funds.  Provides that any funds appropriated by the locality to a local school board that are not expended in any fiscal year must not revert to the locality but shall be reappropriated to the local school board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101730D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1786)
02/08/2011Left in Education


Editor’s Pick
Joel McDonald writes:

In 2010, there were a clash between the Virginia Beach City Council and School Board that ended with the City Council taking $8.8 million from the School Board. The City Council saw it as excess funds, while the School Board saw it as being used in the second year of a two year budget. The issue was that the Council opted to only budget for one year, ignoring future needs of the School Board. The School Board was being more responsible than the City Council in only budgeting for one year while ignoring the School Board's two year budget. I support this bill, and appreciate Delegate Tata for introducing it.