Date Requested:January 24, 2011
Time Requested:05:10 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2179 Introduced HB2756
CBD Subject: AT-RISK STUDENTS
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
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 2,255,000 440,000
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 facilitate the improvement of schools and school districts through a number of strategies. The bill will require improvement plans to plan for early warnings and intervention, updates high quality education standards, requires the state annual performance measures to account for growth over the previous year, narrows deadlines for improvement of low performance in schools, authorizes the district- wide transfer of principals in school systems in low-performing counties, and increases the graduation rate.
    
    Total estimated cost to the State for 2011 is: $2,255,000, consisting of:
    
    • Committee meetings regarding revision of policy and OEPA training manual with a roll out to all county offices is estimated to be approximately $175,000.
    • The design of an early warning system, using data collected through WVEIS would identify students at risk and recommend interventions for those students. At least one FTE would be assigned to develop the system with additional costs for building the program compatibility with WVEIS estimated to be approximately $1,200,000 which includes a cost of $110,000 per year and thereafter for personnel to monitor and manage system.
    • The roll-out training to schools and school districts on the new addition to the system is estimated to be approximately $150,000.
    • Due to the general provisions in the proposed study of staffing levels and the individual context/configuration of each school this item would need to be more defined in terms of the variables of the study to more accurately estimate a cost. However, at least one FTE and one FTE associate staff as well as the cost of surveys and aggregation of data is estimated to be approximately $400,000.
    • Training for five days for county boards that are identified in temporary, conditional or non-approval status will cost approximately $180,000 per year and thereafter for the design and delivery of the training specific to the areas identified as non-compliant for each Board.
    • County central office training for those systems that are identified in temporary, conditional or non-approval status will cost approximately $150,000 per year and thereafter for the design and delivery of the training specific to the areas identified as non-compliant for each system.
    
    Total estimated cost for 2012 and thereafter is: $440,000
    


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