LD 956 LR 324(01)
An Act To Create Community Schools
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Millett of Cumberland
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
General Fund $0 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (GPA) program will require a General Fund appropriation of $250,000 in fiscal year 2016-17 for 5 community schools as part of a 5-year pilot project to be administered by the Department of Education.  Because this proposal is not part of the Governor's proposed budget request for the 2016-2017 biennium, no funding has been provided within GPA for this specific purpose.  If a General Fund appropriation for fiscal year 2016-17 is not included as part of this legislation, less state funding will be available to be distributed to local school administrative units as state subsidy.
This legislation provides that the department may employ a state community school coordinator to implement the pilot project. However, the department is uncertain as to whether or not additional staff will be needed for this purpose.  If the need for additional resources becomes evident, the department will submit a budget request.