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.
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. 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.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Professional Improvement Program (PIP) will monitor local school systems in FY 1998-99 in order to assure that 100% of PIP funds are paid correctly and that participants are funded according to legislative mandates and guidelines established by the PIP state committee.
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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 91.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.6% of the total request ($33,536,264) for this program. The recommended budget is less than the requested amount owing to a revised projection in teacher retirements.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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