Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 10:09 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2260 Introduced HB2123
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 require students to attend school until the age of eighteen.



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):


    Increasing the compulsory attendance age to 18 will increase student enrollment, which will increase state aid funding, but the requirement will also reduce the number of students that drop out of school. This will certainly reduce the lifetime related costs the State incurs as a result of high school dropouts, such as higher welfare, Medicaid and other health costs, and judicial costs. However, since a prediction cannot be made as to what effect this bill will have on the actual number of dropouts, an estimated cost cannot be determined.



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