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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.

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.

1 Updated number

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded by the general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$36,536,264

$36,536,264

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$36,536,264

$33,406,439

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($3,129,825)

0

 

Reduce to reflect projected Attrition of 1,152 teachers as a result of retirement

 

 

 

 

 

$36,536,264

$33,406,439

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($3,129,825)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$32,893,024

 

PIP payments to local school districts

 

 

 

$32,893,024

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$513,415

 

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

 

 

 

$513,415

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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