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Program A: Executive Office Program

Program Authorization: La. Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Sec. 2; R.S. 36:647; R.S. 17:21-27; R.S. 17:3921.2; R.S. 17:10.1-10.3; R.S. 36:651

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Executive Office Program is to provide Louisiana educators and its citizens with the information, leadership, technical assistance, and oversight necessary to achieve a quality education.

The goal of the Executive Office Program is to provide leadership and service by working to improve established educational programs under the purview of the state Department of Education in addition to implementing promising new educational programs and activities based on research and best practice.

The Executive Office Program includes the following activities: Executive Management and Executive Management Controls. Included in these activities are the Office of the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent of Management and Finance, the Assistant Superintendents for the Offices of Student and School Performance, Quality Educators, Community Support, Personnel, Legal Services and Public Relations.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FO R THE PROGRAM

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SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfer if provided through indirect cost recovery from federal programs as outlined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-87. The Federal Funds are derived from the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990 (Secondary Vocational Programs); and the Title 1 Improving America’s Schools Act (P.L. 100-297).

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,256,930

$2,975,123

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ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,256,930

$2,975,123

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EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$29,803

$40,255

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$25,046

$37,941

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$40,072

$111,429

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($40,874)

($53,305)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($49,002)

($136,260)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$36,500

$36,500

0

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer Executive Office Publications from Management and Finance

($76,084)

($76,084)

0

Other Technical Adjustments – Correctly budget Risk Management Premium in Management and Finance

$0

($25,000)

(1)

 

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer Attorney position to Board of Supervisors for Community and Technical Colleges

       

$2,222,391

$2,910,599

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TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($34,539)

($64,524)

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 97.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.5% of the total request ($3,250,985) for this program. The decrease in total funding is primarily attributable to statewide adjustments and the transfer of one (1) position and associated salaries and benefits to the Community and Technical College Board.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$9,200

 

Legal professional services-independent counsel to represent Department of Education in Civil Service cases

 

 

 

$9,200

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$49,610

 

Office of Management and Finance – printing, postage, supplies, and indirect cost

 

 

 

$49,610

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$11,348

 

Replacement office equipment

 

 

 

$11,348

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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