Date Requested: January 13, 2023
Time Requested: 01:00 PM
Agency: Education, WV State Board of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1594 Introduced SB41
CBD Subject: Actions, Suits and Liens



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses

Fiscal Note Summary

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

The total estimated cost to the State under the Public School Support Plan (PSSP) for the 2023-24 year and thereafter is $1,191,210.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 1,191,210 1,191,210
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 1,191,210 1,191,210
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 total estimated cost to the State under the Public School Support Plan (PSSP) for the proposed legislation is $1,191,210 for the 2023-24 year and thereafter. Under the existing statute, county boards of education with less than 1400 students are provided additional students for state aid funding purposes, but only the most sparsely populated of the 12 county boards with less than 1400 students (Pocahontas) is funded at the 1400 level. The other 11 counties currently with enrollment of less than 1400 students are given additional students based on the difference between their actual enrollment and 1400 after consideration of their population density compared to that of Pocahontas. These counties are then provided an additional 10% increase in net enrollment capped at a maximum of 1400 students as provided by HB206 passed during the 2019 First Special Legislative Session. Under the proposed legislation, districts would be funded at a minimum 1200 student level, increasing the state aid funding and number of funded positions for applicable districts. There are 3 counties that would receive increased funding as a result of the proposed legislation: Calhoun, Gilmer, and Wirt. The estimated cost for the proposed legislation for the 2023-24 year is $1,191,210. This consists of an increase in Step 1 (Allowance for Professional Educators) of $630,449 due to an additional 12.70 funded positions , Step 2 (Allowance for Service Personnel) of $211,836 due to an additional 7.97 funded positions, Step 5 (Allowance for Student Support Personnel) of $45,289 due to an additional 0.88 funded positions, Step 3 (Allowance for Fixed Charges) of $73,313, Steps 6b & 6c (Allowance for Substitutes) of $21,058, Retirement of $58,882 and PEIA of $144,720. There is also a decrease in Step 6a (Allowance for Current Expense) of $333 due to a redistribution of the funding among counties due to the change in enrollment. There is a remaining increase of $5,996 that is attributable to the local share change which is due to the reallocation of funds among the counties under the statutorily prescribed calculations in certain steps, which impacted the local share cap on the one county board of education that receives zero state aid funding. The estimated cost for the proposed legislation would vary each year depending on the changes in student enrollment. If actual student enrollment continues to decline, the cost to the state would increase accordingly.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Samuel E. Pauley
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