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Program H: Louisiana Center for Education Technology

Program Authorization: La. Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Sec. 2; R.S. 36:647

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is responsible for providing assistance to schools and local systems in developing and implementing long range technology plans that will ensure that every student is prepared for a technological workforce and for providing high quality professional development activities to further integrate technology and learning.

The mission of the Louisiana Center for Education Technology Program is to promote the development of an educational infrastructure in Louisiana schools which will include technology that enhances effectiveness and achievement.

The goal of the Louisiana Center for Education Technology Program is to provide services that assist in the implementation of the educational technology initiatives designed to improve achievement as established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Legislature.

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 with General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Self-Generated Revenues, Statutory Dedication and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfer is provided through indirect cost recovery from federal programs as outlined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-87 and Louisiana Quality Education Support fund (8g). The self-generated revenue is derived from fees assessed participants of professional development activities. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated Fund.) Federal Funds are provided through the U.S. Department of Education Technology Literacy Challenge Fund, and special education funds (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Part B). Statutory Dedication is provided through the Classroom-based Technology Fund as authorized by Act 475 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.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$87,779

$1,612,963

14

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$87,779

$1,612,963

14

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$3,913

$6,403

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$3,370

$5,834

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$0

($50,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry Forward – Classroom-based Technology

$36,059

$169,402

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($6,682)

($14,239)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($35,646)

($167,460)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$375,000

$0

0

Means of Financing Substitution(s) – Replace Statutory Dedication from the Classroom-based Technology fund with General Fund for the Administrative/State Level Activities component of program

 

 

 

 

 

$463,793

$1,562,903

14

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$376,014

($50,060)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 96.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.4% of the total request ($1,638,635) for this program. The increase in general funds reflects a means of financing substitution replacing statutory dedication from the Classroom-based Technology with general fund for state level and administrative activities. Other means of financing reflect a non-recurring carryforward from the Classroom-based Technology fund and statewide adjustments. This is a new program in the Department of Education’s 1999-2000 Fiscal Year budget split out from the Executive Office.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$500

 

Other Professional Services-Consultant for technology coordination

$25,000

 

Other Professional Services-Consultants to review and evaluate Technology program

 

 

 

$25,500

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$147,860

 

Distance Learning (8g)

$35,639

 

Technology Professional Development

     

$183,499

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

     

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$44,883

 

Office of Management and Finance - printing, postage supplies, indirect cost and pro rations

 

 

 

$44,883

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$80,470

 

Video conferencing equipment

 

 

 

$80,470

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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