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VA Budget Amendment Could Hurt MLLs

According to analysis by WTOP News, Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s budget would cut funding for multilingual learners (MLLs). Some districts would be very hard hit, including Fairfax County Public Schools, which would lose over $6 million in funding for English language learners in each of the next two years.

The proposed amendments to the state’s budget would also reduce overall funding for the state’s largest school district by $16.7 million in fiscal year 2025 and $24 million in fiscal year 2026, the school division’s review found.

Virginia uses a two-year budget cycle, and the proposed budget would go into effect July 1. Youngkin’s proposed amendments, according to Fairfax County Schools, will not change funding for teacher salaries. The school division would also lose $5 million in revenue in fiscal year 2025 and $12.4 million in fiscal year 2026 as a result of eliminating the proposed expanded sales tax base.

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