OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-458

AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Education, Dept.

GF - Cost

60,000

10,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Section 1 of the bill results in additional costs to the State Department of Education (SDE) of $60,000 in FY 19 and $10,000 in FY 20, associated with collecting segregated data about enrollment and graduation from middle college, early college high school, and Connecticut Early College Opportunity programs, and incorporating the data into the statewide public school information system. The costs in FY 19 are associated with: (1) data collection ($10,000), (2) data analysis and integration ($30,000), (3) report modifications ($10,000), and (4) staff overtime costs ($10,000). All of the costs are one-time in nature, except for the data collection costs of $10,000 that will be annual.

Section 2 of the bill requires SDE and the Office of Higher Education to study funding for the various programs mentioned above. There are no costs associated with this requirement, as both agencies have the expertise necessary to do so.

Section 3 of the bill makes procedural changes for noncertified teachers, which does not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the cost of annual data collection.