FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: May 23, 2019
Time Requested: 03:15 PM
Agency: Education, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
4062 Introduced HB143
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


FUND(S):

0317

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The estimated cost to the State under the Public School Support Plan (PSSP) for the proposed legislation is $41,226,717.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2019
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2020
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 41,226,717 41,226,717
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 41,226,717 41,226,717
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 under the Public School Support Plan (PSSP) for the proposed legislation is $41,226,717. Funding all county boards of education at the level of 5.75 professional student support personnel positions per thousand students in net enrollment will result in an increase of 674.20 positions funded through state aid. The additional positions will result in an increase in Step 5 (Allowance for Professional Student Support Personnel) of $30,406,450, an increase in Step 3 (Allowance for Fixed Charges) of $2,587,589, Step 6b (Professional Substitutes) of $760,161, Retirement of $2,481,166, and PEIA of $4,991,351.
    



Memorandum


    The definition of net enrollment included in §18-9A-2 is not the current statutory language after the passage of SB1 during the 2019 regular legislative session.
    
    There is no estimated additional cost to the State for the definition change under W. Va. Code §18-9A-2 that expands professional student support personnel to include professionals providing direct social and emotional support services to students, including but not limited to social workers and psychologists. The definition change provides county boards with more flexibility regarding what positions are eligible for state aid funding.
    
    



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