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19B SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND COMMISSIONS - 19-662 Louisiana Educational Television Authority

The Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA) was created to promote the use of educational and public television in the state. LETA currently operates a statewide network of six television stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and has cooperative agreements with the licenses of public television in New Orleans to broadcast instructional programming in New Orleans and has agreements with licenses for public radio in Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles. The LETA is organized into two program areas: administration and broadcasting.

Administration is responsible for operating a system of six statewide facilities and coordinating efforts with two New Orleans stations to provide educational and cultural television programs. Broadcasting provides the services necessary to produce, acquire, schedule and present programs for the citizens and students, as well as maintain the facilities at six transmitter sites.

For purposes of the Children's Budget, it is estimated that 25% of the total expenditures of the LETA benefit children as summarized below.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR CHILDREN

 

 

1999-2000

 

 

(MILLIONS $)

MEANS OF FINANCING:

 

 

 

 

 

STATE GENERAL FUND

 

$1.6

   Interagency Transfers

 

0.2

   Fees and Self-Generated Revenues

 

  0.1

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$1.9

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES:

 

 

 

 

 

Administration/Support Services

 

$0.1

Broadcasting

 

  1.8

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$1.9


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