OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-501

AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6412

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See below

Municipal Impact: See below

Explanation

The amendment results in a potential significant savings to municipalities as it would eliminate the minimum budget requirement (MBR) for education.

The amendment also reduces from eighteen to nine, the number of professional development hours local and regional boards of education must provide to certified staff. This will result in a savings to local and regional boards of education. The amount of the savings will be based on the size of the district and if substitute coverage was used during the training.

The amendment also repeals the uniform school calendar, which correspondingly could eliminate the potential savings districts may have incurred by using the uniform school calendar.

Finally the amendment makes in-school suspension permissive. This could result in a savings to various local and regional school districts associated with reduced staffing and space costs for in-school suspension.

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.