Program Authorization: R.S. 17:36013661; 17:21-22; 36:649
The mission of the Professional Improvement Program is to provide for enrolled educators, as of June 30, 1984, a mechanism by which professional education employees in public elementary and secondary schools would have an opportunity for continuing professional growth and improvement in order to enable them to acquire and bring into the classroom innovative ideas, insight, greater competence, and better methods of instruction. (Each participant is paid a salary increment based on years of experience and degrees earned. Legislation phased out the program, allowing no new participants to enroll after June 30, 1984 but subsequent legislation allows participants/retirees to regain their frozen increment.)
The goal of the Professional Improvement Program is to compensate teachers as a result of their successful completion of a five-year professional development plan.
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 the General Fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 90.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.1% of the total request ($30,536,264) for this program. The recommended budget anticipates a greater attrition rate than projected by the Department of Education.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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