|Date Requested:June 12, 2012
Time Requested:11:45 AM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
|The purpose of this bill is to create the WV EDGE initiative; establishing EDGE initiative goals; providing for administration and accountability; requiring certain joint rule; clarifying that no specific level of appropriation is required; creating collaborative degree completion program; setting forth legislative findings, intent, and program objectives; specifying program applicability; setting forth powers and duties of participating agencies; requiring certain agreements and specifying approval procedures; clarifying legislative findings and intent regarding community and technical college system; renaming certain consortia planning districts and clarifying duties; specifying certain accountability procedures; providing for consortia cochairs; assigning responsibility for developing collaborative degree completion programming; defining programs of study and directing consortia to focus on identifying and providing student programs of study leading to placement in high-demand, high-wage occupations; requiring initial consortia compacts and annual updates by certain date and specifying approval process; specifying facilitating institutions for certain consortia; providing for select committee to examine higher education outcomes-based funding models; specifying membership; requiring report of findings with recommendations to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability and and joint committee on Government and Finance by certain date; updating names of agencies and institutions; making technical corrections; and deleting obsolete language.|
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||495,000||495,000|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Expenditures in the amount of $225,000 would be used to contract one coordinator at $25,000 for each of the nine (9) Community and Technical College/Career Technical Education Planning Consortia to monitor, collect, and maintain EDGE data as it pertains to the requirements set forth in Senate Bill 436. Expenditures in the amount of $270,000 ($30,000 per nine (9) Community and Technical College/Career Technical Education Planning Consortia) would be used to implement the strategies to fulfill Senate Bill 436 requirements.