Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2012 General Session
SB0031 - Classroom Size Amendments
State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
Enactment of this bill likely will not materially impact the state budget. The distribution of state funding among school districts and charter schools for the Class Size Reduction program may change depending on meeting the class size reduction targets outlined in the bill. If school districts and charter schools hire licensed educators, the Professional Staff Cost Formula program in the Minimum School Program will increase state costs. The estimated first-year impact (in FY 2014) estimates range from $0 to $628,000 depending on the mix of paraprofessionals and licensed teachers that school districts and charter school hire to meet class size targets. At full implementation the maximum impact is estimated at $1.6 million.
Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
Enactment of this bill may cost local school districts and charter schools between $3.6 million and $14.0 million ongoing in FY 2013, and between $5.2 and $19.9 million in FY 2014. The cost is dependent on whether school districts and charter schools hire paraprofessionals or licensed educators to meet the class size reduction targets outlined in the bill. At full implementation, enactment of this bill may cost school districts and charter schools between $9.3 and $35.8 million. School districts and charter schools may also experience increased capital and operations costs associated with additional classrooms.
Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
Enactment of this bill likely will not result in direct, measurable expenditures by Utah residents or businesses.
|2/10/2012, 11:24:09 AM, Lead Analyst: Leishman, B./Attny: AOS||Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst|