Date Requested: January 31, 2015
Time Requested: 11:42 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1937 Introduced HB2414
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 permit a salary increase for kindergarten aides and early childhood classroom assistant teachers who have more than twenty pupils per session. The bill permits early childhood classroom assistant teachers to have the same type of salary increase as kindergarten teachers.



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 1,872,181 1,872,181
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 1,872,181 1,872,181
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    



Memorandum


    The proposed legislation will not result in increased costs to the State, as WVC 18-5-18a indicates that all additional compensation for exceeding the maximum teacher-pupil ratios is paid exclusively from county funds.
    
    The estimated annual cost to the county boards of education is $1,872,181. This increased cost is associated with providing additional compensation for kindergarten aides or Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teachers in classrooms with greater than 20 pupils. The cost estimate includes increased salary, fringe benefits, and retirement costs and is based on the number of kindergarten classrooms with more than 20 students in the 2014-15 school year.



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