Date Requested:May 13, 2010
Time Requested:11:10 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010X4014 Introduced SB1007
CBD Subject: CHARTER INNOVATION ZONE 2.0 SCHOOLS
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2010
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 12,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The purpose of this bill is to provide for the creation of Charter Innovation Zone 2.0 Schools. These public schools have site-based governance and autonomy over decisions including, but not limited to, matters concerning finance, staff selection, scheduling, curriculum and instruction. The bill sets forth the application, approval and funding of such schools. The bill also creates the Charter Innovation Zone 2.0 Schools Commission to assist the State Board in reviewing applications. The bill provides for admissions and enrollment criteria for schools and requires school districts to provide information regarding such schools.
    
    
    The only definite cost that will be incurred by the State for this bill is the reimbursement of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the members of the Charter Innovation Zone 2.0 Schools Commission in the performance of their duties. Based on the estimate of holding six meetings a year in the first few years, the cost to the State is estimated to be $2,000 per meeting, or a total cost for the year of $12,000, beginning with the 2011-12 year.
    
    It should be noted, however, that county boards may incur additional costs for student transportation and possibly for additional staff, if the creation of a charter school requires additional staff which cannot be reduced from the remaining public schools.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Pam Bird for Joe Panetta
Email Address:
pbird@access.k12.wv.us