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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Nava
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/25/06
HB
SHORT TITLE School Personnel Mentorship Funding
SB 57
ANALYST Aguilar
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
NFI
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 57 amends a section of the School Personnel Act to direct the Public Education De-
partment (PED) to award mentorship funds to school districts based on the 40
th
-day reporting
day each school year
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
None
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The primary effect of this bill is that districts might receive more accurate funding for their
teachers but they will receive their awards much later in the school year. PED has made the
awards in July for the past three years. If PED must await clean 40
th
-day data, awards would
probably not be made until late December or even early January.
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Senate Bill 57 Page 2
PED notes there is ample evidence this year of a fast-growing corps of new teachers. The 120
th
-
day data for 2004-2005 indicated 1,805 teachers receiving mentorship services that year. The
40
th
-day data in 2005-2006 show 3,200 new teachers receiving mentorship services. This is a
gain of 1,395 over the previous year.
PA/yr