FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to reduce the student-school nurse ratio from 1,500:1 in grades kindergarten through seven to 750:1 and to expand that ratio to all grade levels for the 2013-14 year. The bill also removes the current provision that county boards may contract with a public health department to provide such services, requiring that school nurses be employed to meet the medical needs of students.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 7,111,096 7,111,096
Personal Services 0 7,111,096 7,111,096
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


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    There would be no cost to the State under this proposal since the allowances under Step 5 of the Public School Support Program are not being increased to provide funding to employ the additional school nurses.
    
    As a result, the cost of this proposal, estimated at $7,111,096 for an additional 109.25 school nurses statewide for the 2013-14 year, must be borne by the various county boards of education.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
    Email Address: bfreed@access.k12.wv.us