Division of Budget, Finance, and Operations
Division of Budget, Finance, and Operations – Kent Dickey, Deputy Superintendent
The Division of Budget, Finance, and Operations is responsible for distributing state and federal funds to school divisions and provides technical assistance to school divisions in the areas of finance, budget, teacher education and licensure, pupil transportation, child nutrition programs, and school facilities. It administers the Literary Fund school construction loan program, educational technology and school security equipment grants to divisions, and two education tax credit programs for donations to eligible entities. The division provides services to the Department in the areas of finance, budget, financial systems and reporting, procurement, and internal support services.
Director for Business and Risk Management – Thomas Broyles
The Director for Business and Risk Management promotes sound internal control policies and procedures. His responsibilities include implementation and compliance with the State Comptroller's Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards Directive and review and monitoring of audit-related issues including local education agency subrecipients. The director is also responsible for reviewing and ensuring compliance with the continuity of operations plan and investigations arising from the State Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline.
Department of Teacher Education and Licensure – Patty
S. Pitts, Assistant Superintendent
The Department of Teacher Education and Licensure implements regulations governing Virginia's approved education preparation programs and regulations for the licensure of school personnel. The Department is responsible for administering grant programs, such as the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan; Clinical Faculty; Mentor Support; Teacher Residency Partnerships; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) incentives; and Special Education Traineeships. Recognition programs for educators are coordinated by this Department.
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Department of Budget and Finance – Christina Berta, Assistant Superintendent
The Department of Budget and Finance is responsible for the internal and external budgetary and fiscal services functions for the Department of Education. The department works closely with agency staff, the Department of Planning and Budget, the General Assembly, and school divisions in developing and implementing VDOE's Central Office and Direct Aid to Public Education budgets, including administering the Standards of Quality funding model. It provides information and technical assistance regarding public education funding to school divisions, the General Assembly, state agencies, and professional organizations. It is responsible for processing state and federal payments to school divisions, payments to vendors, maintaining agency financial records, and completing various state and federal financial reporting requirements. It administers the Literary Fund school construction loan program. The department ensures compliance with state and federal regulations related to financial transactions and reporting and operates various automated financial systems in carrying out its budgetary and accounting functions.