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Program B: Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund Program is to annually allocate proceeds from the Louisiana Quality Education Support fund for elementary and secondary purposes to improve the quality of education.

The goals of the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund Program are:

1. To allocate funds in accordance with the seven constitutional categories for innovative and exemplary programs that will positively impact student achievement or skills.

2. To provide policies, guidelines, and evaluation procedures that ensure the effective and efficient use of funds.

The program consists of the following activities: Exemplary Competitive Programs, Exemplary Block Grant Programs, Exemplary Statewide Programs, Research or Pilot Programs, Purchase of Superior Textbooks, Teaching of Foreign Languages, and Management and Oversight.

(The Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund [Permanent Trust Fund] was established in 1986 by the Louisiana Legislature by which a permanent trust fund was created to receive the bulk of the proceeds from an offshore oil revenue settlement with the federal government. A separate Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund [Support Fund] was created in the Louisiana State Treasury to receive and hold the interest earnings from the trust. Fifty percent of the earnings in the Support Fund are constitutionally mandated to be appropriated by the Legislature and allocated by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) for the enhancement of elementary and secondary education.)

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 Statutory Dedications from the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund [8(g)] (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

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$37,171,000

9

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$37,171,000

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,361

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$4,101

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$0

($4,612,186)

0

Other Adjustments – Amend 8(g) budget to reflect revised revenue estimates

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$32,564,276

9

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($4,606,724)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 87.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($32,564,276) for this program. The decrease is attributable to a revised revenue estimate as published by the Revenue Estimating conference and anticipated carry forward from the Support Fund.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$8,661

 

Accounting and Auditing professional services

$1,000

 

Legal professional services

 

 

 

$9,661

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES AND INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

In accordance with Acts 949 and 1020 of the 1985 Legislative Session, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education submitted the following annual program budget:

 

 

 

 

Basic Budget

One Time Allocation

 

 

Competitive Allocations

 

 

 

I. Exemplary Competitive Programs Designed to Improve Student Academic Achievement or Vo-Tech Skills

 

 

 

 

$3,500,000

$0

 

      1. Pre K-6 Reading

 

 

 

      2. K-6 math

 

 

 

      3. Technology

 

 

 

      4. Alternative Programs/School Redesign

5. Innovative Intervention/Remediation Models for High Stakes Testing

       

Block Grant Allocations

 

 

 

II. Exemplary Block Grant Programs Designed to Improve Student Academic Achievement or Vocational Technical Skills

 

 

 

 

$7,000,000

$0

 

1. Intervention/Remediation Models for High Stakes Testing

     

2. Preschool

     

3. Remediation*

     

4. Technology*

     
*Limited to those schools or agencies not participating in LEAP 21 or not having students scoring at the

unsatisfactory level.

III. Preschool Programs

 

$8,150,000*

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Allocations

 

 

 

IV. Exemplary Statewide Programs Designed to Improve Student Academic Achievement or Vocational Technical Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Elementary/Secondary

$105,000

$0

 

1. Creative/Academic Scholars Program

$400,000

$0

 

2. Mini Grant Awards of Excellence

$1,000,000*

$0

 

3. Statewide Distance Learning Network

$105,000

$0

 

4. Academic/Vocational Enhancement of BESE Special Schools

$300,000

$0

 

   5.  Instructional Enhancement Through Arts

$0

$1,925,000

 

   6.  Remediation/Early Intervention for High Stakes Testing (2 years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Professional Development

$300,000

$0

 

1. Principal Internship Program

$700,000*

$0

 

2. Tuition Exemption Basic Program

$60,000

$0

 

        Writing Project

$0

$150,000

 

      3. National Teacher Certification Project (up to 3 years)

$1,500,000*

$0

 

4. Innovative Professional Development Program

$500,000

$0

 

  5.  Multisensory Structured Language Programs

$1,000,000

$0

 

  6. LaSIP Math/Science Initiative

$200,000

$0

 

7. Rural Systemic Initiative

 

 

 

 

V. Research or Pilot Programs Designed to Improve Student Academic Achievement

 

 

 

 

$300,000

$0

 

A. Accelerated Schools

$200,000

$0

 

B. High Schools That Work Program

$750,000

$750,000

 

C.  Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (2 years)

$0

$673,900

 

D.  Distinquished Educators (up to 3 years)

$125,000

$0

 

E.  Under-represented Minority Gifted

 

 

 

 

VI. Purchase of Superior Textbooks, Library Books, Equipment and Other Instructional Materials

 

 

 

 

$928,156*

$0

 

A.  Purchase of Superior Textbooks, Library Books and/or Reference Materials

$350,000

$0

 

B. LA Advanced Math Program

 

 

 

 

VII. Teaching of Foreign Languages in Elementary and Secondary Schools

 

 

 

 

$200,000

$0

 

A. Foreign Language

       

VIII. Scholarships and Stipends to Prospective Teachers in Critical Shortage Areas 

$625,000*A

$0

 

A. Scholarships and Stipends

Management and Oversight

 

 

 

 

$767,220

$0

 

Administration/Evaluation

 

 

 

 

$29,065,376

$3,498,000

 

SUB-TOTAL PROGRAMS*

 

 

 

 

$32,564,276

 

TOTAL BUDGET

 

 

 

 

* $1,489,137 will be used as matching funds for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Starting Points Program. If other matching funds become available to the Education Department, the $1,489,137 will be reallocated as follows: $250,000 to Distance Learning; $500,000 to Innovative Professional Development; $300,000 to Tuition Exemption Basic; $200,000 to Scholarship or Stipends to Prospective Teachers in Critical Shortage Areas and any remaining balance to Superior Textbooks.

(a) Up to $400,000 to be used as a 1:1 match with the Regents Pilot Alternative Certification Program

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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


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