OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-927

AN ACT CONCERNING SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT IN SCHOOLS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Less than $1,000 per district

Less than $1,000 per district

Explanation

The bill requires school employees to receive in-service training on proper restraint and seclusion procedures and other “de-escalation techniques” before placing any student in physical restraint or seclusion. It is anticipated that this additional requirement would cost each district less than $1,000 per year, associated with purchasing materials and training time. If a substitute teacher was required to cover for teacher in-service training, a cost would occur to local and regional school districts for substitute coverage, which is estimated to be approximately $85-$125 per day.

The bill makes various other changes involving restraint and seclusion that do not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation and the rate of substitute teachers.