Date Requested:April 04, 2013
Time Requested:12:49 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2179 Comm. Sub. HB2563
CBD Subject: DUTIES OF COUNSELORS
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 change the percentage of school counselor work time that must be spent in a direct or indirect counseling relationship with at-risk students and other pupils and requiring that their remaining work time be spent on only counseling related administrative and other counseling related duties.

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 14,624,124 14,624,124
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 14,624,124 14,624,124
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The estimated cost to the county boards of education for the proposed legislation is $14,624,124 per year. Based on survey conducted during the 2009-10 school year, school counselors indicated that the average amount of time spent on non-counseling duties was 30.49%. Because school counselors are currently performing so many non-counseling duties, if they were no longer able to perform those functions, schools would need additional personnel to perform the duties. Using the 2012-13 number of school counselors employed and the average percentage of time spent on non-counseling duties, it is estimated that county boards would need to hire 241.83 additional employees statewide. For purposes of this fiscal note, we used the average contracted salary for classroom teachers, assuming it would be the average salary of the additional employees actually hired.


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