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 reduce the student-school nurse ratio from 1,500:1 in grades kindergarten through seven to 750:1 and to expand that ratio to all grade levels for the 2013-14 year. The bill also removes the current provision that county boards may contract with a public health department to provide such services, requiring that school nurses be employed to meet the medical needs of students.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 7,111,096 7,111,096
Personal Services 0 7,111,096 7,111,096
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):

    There would be no cost to the State under this proposal since the allowances under Step 5 of the Public School Support Program are not being increased to provide funding to employ the additional school nurses.
    As a result, the cost of this proposal, estimated at $7,111,096 for an additional 109.25 school nurses statewide for the 2013-14 year, must be borne by the various county boards of education.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
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