LD 1188 LR 602(02)
An Act To Include Librarians and Career and Technical Education Teachers in the Minimum $40,000 Salary Initiative
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Education estimates that adding career and technical education (CTE) teachers to the minimum salary requirement for teachers will increase costs to the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (GPA) program by $1,700 in fiscal year 2020-21 and $2,193 in fiscal year 2021-22.  This estimate assumes that 2 CTE teachers in fiscal year 2020-21 and 5 CTE teachers in fiscal year 2021-22 will be below the minimum salary threshold established for that fiscal year and will be eligible to have their salary raised to to the minimum level.  The department has indicated that the GPA program has sufficient funding to cover the costs of this provision for both fiscal year 2020-21 and fiscal year 2021-22 and that no additional General Fund appropriations are required.