OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-929

AN ACT CONCERNING CLOSING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8635

File Copy No.: 796

House Calendar No.: 613

Senate Calendar No.: 490

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Education, Dept.

GF - Cost

50, 000

0

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Sections 501 and 502 of the amendment require the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) , within the State Department of Education (SDE) , to include several provisions within the teacher performance evaluation model. It is anticipated that these provisions will result in an additional cost to SDE, as SDE will have to consult with legal and labor experts to develop an appropriate model. It is anticipated that SDE will incur costs of up to $50, 000, which are one-time in nature.

Sections 503 and 504 make other changes that are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Section 62 of PA 11-6 (the biennial budget) carries forward $50, 000 from FY 11 into FY 12 for the purposes of a model teacher performance evaluation system.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.