Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 12:37 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill would require each county board of education to provide an automated external defibrillator (AED) along with Cardiopulmonary and AED training for one person in each public school in the state.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 322,420 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 322,420 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):

    In an February 2015 a statewide phone survey was conducted to WV public schools who indicated they did not have an AED from past
    electronic and phone surveys, the following information was obtained:
    Schools with AEDS-----------------515
    School without AEDs--------------148
    Unable to obtain a response------48
    The total of AEDs needed to completely cover all WV Public Schools (Elementary, Middle, High and Career & Technical Schools) would be approximately 196 AEDs @ $1610.00 average for a total of $315, 560.00 (includes pediatric and adult pads/key, wall mounting box, battery, CPR mask/gloves, carrying kit and wall signs). The cost to training through the RESA Public Service Training Centers for one school personnel per each 196 schools (196 personnel) without AEDs is about $35.00 per person for a total of $6, 860.00. Each school could arrange the CPR/AED training of school personnel to be completed on an ISE day to relieve the excessive cost of substitutes for approximately 196 school personnel.
    The CPR/AED training would be needed to be renewed every 2 years for school personnel along with a battery replacement of the AED approximately every 4-5 years or when used in an emergency ($250.00) and replacement of electro-pads every 2 years or when used in an emergency ($100.00 for pediatric and $50.00 for adult). This cost would be incorporated into the school budget or county budget for Crisis Response Planning.
    Note: This fiscal note does not include off-site PreK classrooms, alternative education facilities and institutional education facilities.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
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