The House of Delegates voted this week to add $24 million to its proposed budget to help Northern Virginia schools attract staff in that expensive job market.
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s proposed two-year, $85 billion spending plan included the so-called cost-of-competing funds normally provided to Northern Virginia school districts to help them woo teachers in the costly region. But he did not provide those funds for non-teaching staff, which would cost Northern Virginia schools a total of $65 million over two years.
In the budget plan it approved Sunday, the state House Appropriations Committee did not include the funds either. But the full House voted Thursday to restore $24 million of that money.
The Senate Finance Committee had agreed to restore $42 million. But that chamber, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, failed to pass its budget Thursday.