OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-452

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Potential Cost

Less than $5,000 per district

Less than $5,000 per district

Explanation

The bill could result in a cost of less than $5,000 per district, by requiring all local and regional boards of education to include Holocaust and genocide awareness in their regular course of study and social studies curriculum. The costs are associated with the printing and distribution of materials, if a district opts not to use on-line resources. The potential costs will vary by the size of the district.

The bill allows local and regional school districts, in the expansion of this curriculum, to use existing and appropriate public or private materials, personnel, and other resources and to accept gifts, grants, and donations, including in-kind donations. This is anticipated to significantly reduce the costs incurred by districts, which could otherwise reach approximately $5,000, and for many districts, using free, on-line, established resources will eliminate the cost.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.