Date Requested:February 13, 2013
Time Requested:06:16 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1819 Introduced SB114
CBD Subject: STUDENT-SCHOOL NURSE STAFFING RATIO
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
Over-all effect
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
3. 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