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 amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated ยง18-5-18f, relating to county boards of education; licensed school psychologists; and providing that the maximum licensed school psychologist pupil ratio is fifteen hundred pupils for each licensed school psychologist.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 5,575,386 5,575,386
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 5,575,386 5,575,386
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    There is no additional cost to the State for this proposed legislation since the allowances under the Public School Support Program are not being increased.
    
    The estimated cost to the county boards of education for the proposed legislation is $5,575,386. This includes the salary and fringe benefit costs for an additional 74.57 school psychologists that would need to be hired to be in compliance with the 1500:1 ratio in all county boards of education.



Memorandum


    



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