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 increase the minimum salary to be paid to substitute teachers to the full daily rate of pay of the advanced salary once they work more than ten instructional days in the same school year.



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 18,994,352 18,994,352
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 18,994,352 18,994,352
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    The estimated cost of this proposal is $18,994,352. This estimate includes both the increased salaries paid to substitute teachers as well as the applicable employee benefit costs.
    
    Because there are no proposed changes to increase the allowance for substitute salaries under Step 6 of the Public School Support Program, there would be no additional cost to the State. The full cost would have to be borne by the county boards of education.
    
    The estimate was computed by surveying selected county boards to determine the percentage of substitute teachers this proposal would effect. Based on this survey, it was determined that approximately 85% of substitute teachers would be entitled to the full pay of a regular teacher. As a result, it is estimated that the proposal would increase salary costs for substitute teachers by $17,475,713, based on FY12 expenditures, and adding the applicable employee benefits of 8.69% increases the total cost to $18,994,352, which is a 34.9% increase in substitute teacher costs.



Memorandum


    



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