HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 120
(By Delegates Canterbury and T. Campbell)
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the causes for the necessity of county boards of education to allocate a disproportionate share of public school service personnel to satisfying the transportation needs of their school population.
Whereas, A county board of education is limited in the number of school service personnel in its employ as a result of the state’s school aid formula; and
Whereas, It has been reported that due to such factors as geography and terrain, a board must allocate a disproportionate number of its school service personnel to satisfy the transportation needs of the school’s student population for purposes of getting to and from school, therefore, leaving other service personnel areas short; and
Whereas, The necessity of allocating a disproportionate number of available school service personnel to transportation is not a problem experienced in all county school systems even though similar in geography and terrain as those reporting problems; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance perform, or have performed, a multiple linear regression analysis of all counties in order to determine the causes of the disproportionate allocation of school service personnel positions to satisfy the transportation needs of the school’s student population; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the multiple linear regression analysis consider, among other factors determined relevant to the analysis, the following:
(1) The number of hours bus drivers are on their routes;
(2) The length of bus routes;
(3) The number of stops on the bus routes;
(4) The number of students transported on bus routes; and
(5) Fuel costs associated with transporting students to and from school; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2013, on it findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.