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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
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ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/31/08
HB 418
SHORT TITLE Teacher Professional Development
SB
ANALYST Haug
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY08
FY09
$5,000.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
REVENUE (dollars in thousands)
Estimated Revenue
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY08
FY09
FY10
$5,000.0
Recurring
Teacher
Professional
Development
Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Revenue Decreases)
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
Relates to SB323, SB326, SB328, SB259, HB59
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
Higher Education Department (HED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 418 appropriates $5,000.0 from the general fund to the Teacher Professional
Development Fund for teacher professional development in Fiscal Year 2009 and subsequent
years.
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House Bill 418 contains an emergency clause taking effect immediately.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $5,000.0 contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general fund.
Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of any fiscal year shall not
revert to the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The PED states:
The Teacher Professional Development Fund and the Professional Development Framework are
provided for in state statute. The goal is to ensure through training that New Mexico has quality
teachers, school principals and instructional support providers who will improve and enhance
student achievement.
For the 2007 Legislative session HB 2 appropriated $2,500.0 for the Teacher Professional
Development Fund to be used to fund Re:Learning, Regional Educational Technology
Assistance, Strengthening Quality in Schools (SQS), Service Learning, Golden Apple, Closing
the Achievement Gap, Leadership Academy and other professional development programs.
Several of these programs have received ongoing appropriations from the General Fund for a
number of years.
By providing PED with budget authority for these funds in FY 08, PED may begin the
procurement processes in the final fiscal quarter of FY08 and expedite the availability of services
in FY09. Recipients of these funds will be required to submit a report to the PED by June 30,
2008 that:
Provides a listing of all professional development activities that were provided to
teachers, school administrators and/or instructional support providers;
A summary of the professional development activities provided and by whom they were
provided; and
An evaluation component revealing the effectiveness of the activity relative to alignment
with the Professional Development Framework and any additional evaluation
components required by the PED, and/or the recipients of these funds.
RELATIONSHIP
Relates to House Appropriations and Finance Committee Substitute for House Bill 2 which
would appropriate $2,500.0 for the Teacher Professional Development Fund.
Relates to SB 323 which would appropriate $600.0 to the Regional Educational Technology
Assistance Program at NMSU, SB 326 which would appropriate $810.0 for the Strengthening
Quality in Schools Initiative in PED and SB 328 which would appropriate $750.0 to continue the
re: learning program to support school improvement in all grades of public schools statewide at
ENMU, SB 259 which would appropriate $165.0 to create the consortium for professional
development schools at ENMU and HB 59 which would appropriate $165.0 to establish and
operate professional development schools associated with the university's college of education
and technology at ENMU.
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