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Program D: Office of Quality Educators

Program Authorization: 36:649D; R.S. 36:649F; R.S. 17:3042.1; R.S. 17:7.3; R.S. 17:31-33; R.S.7:(6)(A-E); R.S. 7:7.1, 7.2; R.S. 36:649E; R.S. 17:15; R.S. 17:21-22; R.S. 17:3403; R.S. 17:3896; R.S. 17:3761-3764; R.S. 17:7.4; Article 7, Section 10.1; Title V, Part D subpart 2 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended in 1986

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Office of Quality Educators Program is responsible for standards, assessment, evaluation and certification of all elementary and secondary educators in Louisiana as well as designing, developing and coordinating quality professional development which is structured and provided within the context of ongoing school improvement planning.

The mission of the Office of Quality Educators Program is to provide a comprehensive system of services, resources and assistance for personnel certification and standards- based professional development directed toward school improvement and increased student achievement.

The goal of the Office of Quality Educators Program is to have highly qualified and competent educators in all Louisiana classrooms and schools.

The Office of Quality Educators Program includes the following activities: Teacher Certification and Higher Education, School Leadership, Professional Accountability and New Teacher Mentor, Teaching Personnel Professional Development, and Distinguished Educators.

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

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded by General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Self-generated Revenue, Statutory Dedication and Federal Funds. The source of the Interagency Transfers is the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund (8(g)). Self-generated Revenues are collected from Teacher Certification fees and fees charged to participants of the Leadership Academics. The source of the Statutory Dedication is the School Leadership Development Fund as authorized by Act 472 of the 1997 Regular Legislative Session. (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.) Federal Funds are provided by grants or allocations from Title 1 and 6 of the Improving America's Schools Act; Sections B, C, and H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; grants for the Christa McAuffie Fellowship Awards; and, Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$3,999,488

$9,861,371

55

 

ACT 1 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$3,999,488

$9,861,371

55

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$19,960

$49,300

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$18,038

$38,888

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$0

($64,026)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($19,825)

($53,062)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($25,487)

($76,191)

0

 

Salary Funding form Other Line Items

$746,060

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitutions Replace Statutory Dedication with General Fund for School Leadership Development Program

$0

($1,000,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Adjustments Title I budget for Distinguished Educators

($10,000)

($10,000)

0

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transfer Student of the Year funding to Student and School Performance

$1,031,000

$1,031,000

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments Additional funding for Distinguished Educator component of School and District Accountability Initiative

$150,000

$150,000

1

 

New and Expanded Adjustments Enhance School Leadership Development Program

 

 

 

 

 

$5,909,234

$10,055,332

56

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,909,746

$193,961

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.2% of the total request ($12,090,895) for this program. The increase is primarily attributable to a $1,031,000 General Fund enhancement for the Distinguished Educator component of the School and District Accountability program and a means of financing substitution replacing $746,060 in Statutory Dedication from the School Leadership Development fund with General Fund in addition to a $150,000 enhancement for the Leadership program. Federal means of financing was reduced to reflect a nonrecurring adjustment of $1.0 million which was added in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 in the event Title 1 funding was available for the Distinguished Educator program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$50,000

 

Other Professional Services-Consultants to assist in implementation of mentoring pilot

$65,000

 

Other Professional Services-Consultant to implement Assessment System for Special Education Group II new Teachers

$50,000

 

Other Professional Services-Support services in connection with scannable assessment materials for Teacher Assessment Program

 

 

multi-cultural awareness programs

$25,000

 

Other Professional Services-Consultants, presenters and trainers for workshops

$25.000

 

Other Professional Services-Technical Assistance in Assessment Program Revisions

$1,009,200

 

Teacher Assessors

 

 

 

$1,219,200

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$1,187,686

 

Teacher Assessment-Compensation for teacher assessors and substitute reimbursement

$300,000

 

Teacher mentor expenses

$115,722

 

Tuition Exemption-Basic (8g): administrative component of program

$109,045

 

Tuition Exemption-Innovative (8g): administrative component of program

$344,926

 

Principal Internship (8g); provides funding for training of all newly appointed principals and assistance principals

$150,000

 

National Teacher Certification (8g)

$884,600

 

Distinguished Educators-costs associated with intensive training of twelve (12) distinguished educators to be selected in Spring 1999

$76,100

 

Distinguished Educators (8g)

$462,681

 

Leadership Development

 

 

 

$3,621,260

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGEES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$531,658

 

Management and Finance: Indirect cost, printing, postage, maintenance, office supplies, prorations

 

 

 

$531,658

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$177,817

 

Computers, Monitors, and Printers

 

 

 

$177,817

 

TOTAL ACQUISTIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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