Date Requested: February 01, 2022
Time Requested: 01:58 PM
Agency: Education, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2489 Introduced SB531
CBD Subject: Governor -- Bills Requested By



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.

Summarize in a clear and concise manner what impact this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government. The estimated cumulative cost to the State under the Public School Support Program (PSSP) for the proposed salary increase for school personnel is $69,125,472.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 69,125,472 69,125,472
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 69,125,472 69,125,472
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):

Please explain increases and decreases in personal services, current expenses, repairs and alterations, assets, other costs and revenues, including assumptions and data sources and delineation between start-up and ongoing costs. Please also include a long-range schedule of costs and revenues if fiscal impact is expected to vary in future years. The estimated cost to the State under the Public School Support Program (PSSP) for the equivalent of a 5% average across the board increase in the basic teacher salary schedule is $69,125,472 for 2022-23 and annually thereafter. This cost estimate includes the estimated increases in Step 1 for professional educator salaries ($41,600,112), Step 2 for service personnel salaries ($13,827,508), Step 3 for fixed charges ($4,831,381), Step 5 for professional student support salaries ($2,852,013), Step 6 for substitute costs ($1,456,991), and retirement ($4,557,467). The total portion of the overall additional cost attributable to professional educators is $49,341,893, the portion attributable to professional student support personnel is $3,382,772 and the portion attributable to service personnel is $16,400,807. Note that county boards of education will incur additional costs for personnel employed in excess of funded, personnel employed in positions not eligible for state aid funding, personnel employed using other funding sources such as state or federal grants, and extended employment terms for professional personnel. Such county level costs are not included in the above estimates. The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board (CPRB) should also be consulted to obtain the additional cost to the State due to the impact of the proposed salary increases on the unfunded retirement liability for the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS). This cost estimate does not assume the passage of other legislation. If other changes are made to the PSSP, it could result in an increased cost for the pay increases.


Please identify any areas of vagueness, technical defects, reasons a bill would not have a fiscal impact, and/or any special issues not captured elsewhere on this form. N/A

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Sam Pauley
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