Date Requested:January 09, 2014
Time Requested:01:55 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R1136 Introduced SB98
CBD Subject: REINTRO2013-114NURSE 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 K-7 to 750-1 and to expand it to all grade levels in the 2014-15 school year to provide for ever increasing medical needs of students, while ensuring that school nurses will do the work, not contract services.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 6,412,565 6,412,565
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 $6,412,565 for an additional 99.04 school nurses statewide for the 2014-15 year, must be borne by the various county boards of education. Please note that this estimate does not include the cost of any pay raises that may be granted during the legislative session.


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