Date Requested: February 20, 2015
Time Requested: 02:47 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3045 Introduced HB2843
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 school bus aides, who are trained in preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for the students while being transported on a school bus, to be present on school buses.



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 90,030,594 90,030,594
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 90,030,594 90,030,594
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    There is no additional cost to the State for this proposed legislation since the allowances under the Public School Support Program are not being increased. The estimated cost to the county boards of education for the proposed legislation is $90,030,594 for fiscal years 2016 and thereafter.
    
    The proposed legislation will require one bus aide, trained in bullying prevention, to be present on all county school buses. Bus aides are currently present on all special education buses; therefore, additional aides would need to be hired to be present on all other bus trips. Using FY2015 certified list of personnel data and bus fleet data as of June 30, 2014, it was determined that there are 2,454 bus drivers on a full time equivalent basis which will require an additional bus aide. The total additional bus aides of 2,454 is made up of 2,917 total bus drivers offset by 463 special education bus drivers. Using the 2014-15 average contracted salary for aides of $25,679.54, it is estimated that the additional cost to the county boards of education is $90,030,594, which is made up of $63,017,591 salary costs, $16,029,037 for PEIA at an average of $6,531.80 per employee, $5,419,513 for fixed charges at 8.60%, and $5,564,453 for retirement at 8.83%.



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