LD 1627 LR 2673(02)
An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Maine Proficiency Education Council
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $0 $75,000 $25,000
General Fund $0 $0 $75,000 $25,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Education estimates the total cost to build a system to collect and aggregate data on the certification of content area proficiency reported by school administrative units to be $100,000.  The department anticipates needing $75,000 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2017-18 and an additional $25,000 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2018-19 for contracted staff to build the system.  This estimate is based on the assumption by the department that 75% of the work will be completed in fiscal year 2017-18 and 25% will be completed in fiscal year 2018-19.
Additional costs to the Department of Education associated with the rulemaking process can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.