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Program O: Professional Improvement Program (PIP)

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:36013661; 17:21-22; 36:649

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$33,406,439

$33,406,439

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$33,406,439

$33,406,439

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

($3,143,608)

($3,143,608)

0

 

Workload Anticipated attrition of 1,155 teachers

 

 

 

 

 

$30,262,831

$30,262,831

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($3,143,608)

($3,143,608)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$29,608,427

 

PIP payments to local school districts

 

 

 

$29,608,427

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$654,404

 

PIP payments to special schools, Department of Corrections, Technical Colleges

 

 

 

$654,404

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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


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