FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

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 adjusted enrollment ratio limits from 53.5/1,000 for professional educators and 34/1,000 for service personnel to 55/1,000 and 37/1,000, respectively. In addition, the bill states that the professional instructional ratio requirement is increased to 55/1,000. This is assumed to be in error and no change was intended since no county would meet that potential requirement and all counties would be penalized and lose funding as a result.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 3,043,375 3,043,375
Personal Services 0 0 0
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


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


    The estimated cost to the State through the Public School Support Program under this proposal is $3,043,375. Only 12 counties benefit from this proposal for professional educators because 42 are limited by the net enrollment ratio and one is limited by the number employed. No counties benefit from this proposal on the service personnel side because all counties are limited by the net enrollment ratio. See the attached schedule for an explanation of the calculations.



Memorandum


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Renee Hodges
     Email Address: ahodges@access.k12.wv.us