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Program H: Title 10/ Charter Schools

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:3971-4001; Act 18 of the 1997 Regular Session

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides financial assistance for the design and initial implementation of charter schools and evaluating the effects of such schools including the effects on students, student achievement, staff and parents.

The mission of the Title 10/Charter Schools Program is to provide opportunities for educators or other interested groups to design and operate charter schools as provided under state statute.

The goal of the Title 10/Charter Schools Program is to encourage the establishment of charter schools which are independent public schools, operated by systems or community groups, under a charter which relieves the school from many statutory, regulatory, policy and other restrictions, in return for an explicit commitment to improve student academic achievement.

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 Federal Funds through Title 10 of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Part C).

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$424,737

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$424,737

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$577,715

0

 

Other Adjustments Increase in federal grant award

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,002,452

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$577,715

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 236.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($1,002,452) for this program. The annual grant award will increase effective October 1, 1999.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$1,002,452

 

Subgrants to Charter schools for initial implementation and evaluation

 

 

 

$1,002,452

 

TOTAL OTHER CHAGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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