OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1097

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION REFORM ACT OF 2012.

As Amended by Senate "B" (LCO 7844)

Senate Calendar No.: 389


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Local and Regional School Districts

See Below

See Below

See Below

Explanation

Sections 1 and 8 of the bill allow various local and regional school districts to enter into mutual agreements to phase in the teacher evaluation program. Additionally, the bill requires that new teacher evaluations begin with the 2013-2014 school year, and that training and orientation be completed by the start of the school year beginning July 1, 2013. The FY 13 Revised Budget provided $3.5 million to the State Department of Education (SDE) to support local and regional boards of education in preparing for the new teacher evaluations. To the extent that a local and regional school district did not receive adequate support or training, the district could incur various costs with pushing up the deadlines associated with the new teacher evaluation system. However, if the district enters into a mutual agreement or applies for a waiver, the district could delay the cost of implementing the new evaluation system.

Sections 2, 3, 4-7, 9-17, 501-502 make various procedural and conforming changes that are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Senate “B” allows school districts to enter into mutual agreements to phase in the new teacher evaluation system, which results in the fiscal impact identified above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

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.