Date Requested: January 15, 2015
Time Requested: 03:16 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2189 Introduced HB2014
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The purpose of this bill is to create the West Virginia Public Charter Schools Act of 2015. The bill provides purpose and intent. The bill defines terms. The bill establishes that charter schools are subject to certain requirements and exempt from certain requirements. The bill provides for creation or conversion of charter schools. The bill provides an application process. The bill provides approval for approval and denials of applications. The bill provides for governing bodies and their duties. The bill provides what a charter school must do. The bill provides for funding. The bill provides for enrollment. The bill provides for student transportation. The bill requires the State Superintendent to provide information on charter schools to the public. The bill provides for school personnel policies. The bill provides for termination of a charter school. The bill provides for charter school evaluations.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
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 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    We are unable to provide an estimated cost for the provisions required in the West Virginia Public Charter Schools Act of 2015 until the parameters are better defined. Additional information would be needed on the number of charter schools to be created, the anticipated enrollment at the charter schools and any class size limitations related to charter schools.



Memorandum


    



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