Date Requested: January 26, 2015
Time Requested: 10:47 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2045 Introduced HB2392
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


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 fully fund school systems at currently authorized levels under the Public School Support Plan, but allow them additional flexibility for the uses of the funds.



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 0 111,846 111,846
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 111,846 111,846
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 (PSSP) for this proposed legislation is $111,846.
    
    In the preliminary state aid computations for the 2015-16 year, there were two counties with less professional educators employed than calculated using the limits (Braxton and Monroe) and two counties with less service personnel employed than calculated through the limits (Grant and Preston). The estimated cost to the state to fund these four counties at the number calculated through the limits includes estimated increases of $64,495 in the Step 1 allowance for professional educator salaries, $8,925 in the Step 2 allowance for service personnel salaries, $6,314 in the Step 3 allowance for fixed charges, $9,178 in the Step 6 allowance for current expenses and substitutes, $11,013 in retirement costs, and $11,921 in PEIA insurance. The estimated cost for this portion of the proposed legislation could vary by year based on the staffing level of the county boards of education.
    
    There is no current estimated cost for the addition of propane as an alternative fuel eligible for the additional 10% allowance since no county boards of education currently use propane fuel for their bus fleet. There could be a future cost associated with this in the event that county boards of education begin using propane fuel for their school buses, but such cost cannot be estimated at this time.
    
    There is no additional cost associated with allowing county boards to utilize their bus replacement funding for other uses since the county superintendent must certify the serviceability of the bus fleet.



Memorandum


    



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