FISCAL NOTE, 85TH LEGISLATURE 1st CALLED SESSION - 2017
July 31, 2017
Honorable Dan Huberty, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB149 by Burkett (Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would reduce the required days of service for educators in public schools to allow less than 180 days of service for educators on 10-month contracts in school districts that have less than 180 days of instruction. The bill specifies that there would be no reduction of an educator's salary associated with the legislation.
The bill specifies that the provisions of the bill would only apply to a contract executed on or after the effective date of the act. A contract executed before the effective date of the act would be governed by the law in effect on the date the contract was executed and the former law would remain in effect for that purpose.
Local Government Impact
School districts may need to adjust 10-month teacher contracts to implement the legislation, but it is anticipated that this could be accomplished at minimal local cost. The provisions of the bill would increase administrative flexibility for certain school districts.