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Program C: Office of Student and School Performance

Program Authorization: La. Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Sec. 2; R.S. 36:647; R.S. 17:21-27; R.S. 17:10.1-10.3; R.S. 36:651(G)(3); R.S. 17:24.4(F); R.S. 17:24.4(G)(1); R.S. 17:1941 et seq.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Office of Student and School Performance is to provide a comprehensive system for measuring and improving student and school performance.

The goals of the Office of Student and School Performance are:

1. Provide standards for what students should know and be able to do, and a system for measuring attainment of those standards by Louisiana students.

2. Provide standards and a system for measuring attainment of those standards by Louisiana schools and other service providers.

3. Provide assistance to schools, districts, and other service providers for improvement of student and school performance.

The Office of Student and School Performance includes the following activities: Student Standards and Assistance, Workforce Development, Student Assessment, Special Populations, School Standards, Accountability and Assistance, and LEARN.

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 FOR THE PROGRAM

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SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded by General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedication and Federal Funds. The sources of Interagency Transfer include the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund 8(g); indirect cost recovery from federal programs; and the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant from the Department of Social Services. Self-generated Revenues are derived from conference fees sponsored by Special Education and Title 1 programs; textbook rebate from publishers; and the sale of publications, curriculum guides, diplomas and transcripts. The School and District Accountability Fund authorized by Act 478 of the 1997 Regular Session is the source of the Statutory Dedication. (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.) The sources of Federal Funds include Title 7, Bilingual Education and Emergency Immigrant Program; the federal Foreign Language Assistance Program (SAM); Parts B, C and H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Section IIIC of the Emergency and Secondary Education Act; Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act; Title 2 Math and Science Grant; and Title 1 of The Improving America's Schools Act.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$9,742,021

$22,242,051

129

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

 $0

 $0

 0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$9,742,021

$22,242,051

129

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$40,796

$117,036

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$33,375

$94,458

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$252,874

$607,844

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($47,830)

($118,152)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($227,668)

($547,256)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$0

($135,000)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments School to Work grants from Lifelong Learning

$0

$169,739

0

Other Adjustments Administrative budget for Comprehensive School Reform Grant

$44,142

$44,142

1

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer T.O. and Salary from Management and Finance

$0

$187,830

2

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer Title 1 Homeless Program from School and Community Support

($7,000)

($16,895)

0

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer operating services associated with position moved during departmental reorganization

$0

($32,094)

(1)

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer Special Populations position and salary to Education Copy Center

$0

($997,500)

0

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer America Reads flow-thru to Subgrantee Assistance

($400,000)

($400,000)

0

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer Very Special Arts and Bridge Program to Subgrantee Assistance

($10,000)

($10,000)

0

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer Student of the Year funding from Quality Educators

$0

$53,623

0

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer Interagency budget authority from Technical College System Administration

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

0

New and Expanded Adjustments Additional funding for LEAP for the 21st Century Testing Program

$300,000

$300,000

2

 

New and Expanded Adjustments Additional funding for School Assistance component of School Accountability

 

 

 

 

 

$11,740,710

$23,584,326

133

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,998,689

$1,342,275

4

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.6% of the total request ($24,650,719) for this program. The increase is primarily in General Fund as a result of the addition of $2 million for the testing program and a $300,000 increase for the School Assistance component of the School Accountability initiative. Two General Fund Programs, Very Special Arts and the Bridge Program, were transferred to the Subgrantee Assistance budget unit. Other means of financing was adjusted to reflect the transfer of America Reads flow-thru funding to Subgrantee Assistance and transfer of the Homeless Program and associated positions to the Student and School Performance Program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$4,603,005

 

Other Professional services-School and District Accountability Assessment packages

$55,461

 

Legal Professional Services-Standing contract to provide technical advise for title 1, IASA regarding legal matters relative to federal audit exceptions

$743,041

 

Other Professional Services-Test support services for administration of grade 7 Written Composition

$250,000

 

Other Professional Services-Project evaluators for various grants

$350,000

 

Other Professional Services-Workshop, Conference and in-service training consultants

$74,923

 

Other Professional Services-Travel

 

 

 

$6,076,430

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$789,672

 

Statewide School Accountability including District Assisstance Teams

$21,365

 

Bilingual Education services to local districts

$74,158

 

Foreign Language Assistance program services to local districts

$452,592

 

Improving America's Schools Act (IASA) support for reform initiatives/content standard training in local school systems

$123,000

 

8(g) Foreign Languages Program

$3,400,000

 

LEAP Testing (State General Fund and 8(g))

$10,000

 

8(g) High Schools That Work administration

$10,000

 

Student of the year

$54,387

 

8(g) Superior Textbooks administration

$9,772

 

8(g) Mini Grants administration

$374,158

 

Starting Points assistance to local districts

$120,891

 

Textbook Rebates-Textbook adoption expenses

$39,333

 

Curriculum Guide and Transcript expenditures

$100,000

 

LEARN - Expenses to supplement education reform efforts

$52,500

 

LT. Governors America Reads Program

$456,281

 

8(g) Multisensory Language Program

$125,000

 

8(g) Under-represented Minority Gifted

$105,740

 

Carl D. Perkins federal assistance

$100,000

 

8(g) High Stakes Testing

 

 

 

$6,418,849

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$1,005,881

 

Management and Finance-and Executive Office

$9,200

 

LPB

$93,615

 

Rent paid to La School for the deaf

$20,954

 

Civil Service, CPTP, and UPS billings

$524,909

 

Management and Finance and LA Technical Resource Center - Printing, postage, maintenance and office supplies

$192,500

 

LEARN Commission allocation to agencies within the Department of Education to support reform efforts on an as needed basis

$138,578

 

Southeastern University

 

 

 

$1,976,377

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$114,793

 

Pentium computers, Printers, and Fax Machine

 

 

 

$114,793

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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