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Program P: Supplemental Education Assistance (Misc. Flow Through)

Program Authorization: Article VIII, Sec. 2 of La. Constitution; R.S. 36:647; R.S. 17:21-27;Article VII, Sec. 10.1; R.S. 17:3801; R.S. 36:646(e); R.S. 36:649(e); Sec. 472 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); Article VIII, Sec. 2; R.S. 36:647; R.S. 17:21-27; Act 18 of 1997

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Supplemental Education Assistance Program is to ensure that all recipients for the various activities supported by the flow-through funds included in this program will receive the appropriate and/or mandated services and funding.

The goal of the Supplemental Education Assistance Program is to distribute the funds as per the requirements of the various activities represented by the funds represented in this program.

The Supplemental Education Assistance Program includes the following activities: Church-Based Tutorial, Preschool Activities, Education Personnel Tuition Exemption/Fellowship Activities, Tuition Exemption/IAT-8(g) and Tuition Exemption Innovative/IAT-8(g), At-Risk Program Activities, Distance Learning and Textbooks, Endowment Programs, Student Assistance Programs, K-3 Reading and Math, Classroom Technology, Teacher Supplies, Charter Schools Loan Program, and Distinguished Educators.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the Church Based Tutorial activity, will provide an alternative educational system design which offers additional instructional time to increase student academic achievement and training in conflict resolutions skills to reduce disciplinary problems by having projects at 142 sites during FY 1998-99.

2. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the preschool activities, will continue to provide quality early childhood programs for at-risk preschoolers through funding for the Starting Points Preschool program.

1 Implementation is retained by the local providers

3. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the Educational Personnel Tuition Exemption/Fellowship activities, will increase the percentage of teachers participating in the vocational technical industrial education certification program who achieve permanent status in FY 1998-99 by 2%.

4. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the Educational Personnel Tuition Exemption/Fellowship activities, will process 100% of the tuition exemption applicants within 30 days of submission and 100% of the innovative professional development proposals within 45 days of submission to facilitate eligible individuals' participation in the maximum allowable courses/staff development activities in FY 1998-99.

5. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the distance learning and textbooks activity, will assist local schools and school districts in providing student access to courses necessary for scholarship and college entrance requirements to allow the maximum usage possible within funding provided.

6. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the distance learning and textbook activity, will continue to assist local school districts and nonpublic schools in the purchase of superior textbooks, library books, reference materials, and technology which enhance and expand instruction at the local level.

1 Funding amount set by BESE each year.

7. In FY 1998-99, the Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the K-3 reading and math initiative activity, will support local school districts in efforts to ensure that 75% of students involved in the initiative will show yearly growth and improvement toward reading on or above grade level as evidenced by state and/or local assessments.

1 Targeted population was calculated as 40% of the total K-3 population of 242,282. Continuation level assumes a 2% decrease in the number of at-risk students.

2 The state Department of Education projects approximately 9,000 teachers will be trained over a two-year time period.

3 The state Department of Education will be adopting and implementing a uniform statewide assessment instrument during SY 1997-98 for determining reading skills of students during a Fall '98 assessment. Actual numbers of students to be assessed are projected based on the first locally designed assessment conducted in the Fall of '97.

8. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the classroom technology activity, will coordinate the provision of educational infrastructure in all schools as measured by a 10% increase in the student to computer ratio and the percent of schools directly connected to the internet in FY 1998-99.

9. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the teacher supplies activity, will support the teacher supply funds which will distribute the appropriated level of state support for the benefit of children enrolled in approved schools in Louisiana for the purchase of classroom supplies and materials in FY 1998-99.

10. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the charter school loan program activity, will administer the loan fund in 1998-99.

11. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the at-risk activity, will flow funds to the named recipients as mandated by line item identification as indicated by the legislature in the current Appropriations Act.

12. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the endowment activities, will fund the 8(g) mini-grant awards of excellence, will match income with local education foundations to award teacher and school impact grants aimed at improving classroom instruction.

13. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, through the student assistance activity, will fund the Robert Byrd Scholarship in accordance with all applicable federal rules and regulations.

14. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will increase the number of parents/families served by 10% in FY 1998-99.

15. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will continue to exceed the HIPPY USA average family retention rate of 75% in FY 1998-99.

16. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will ensure that 95% of HIPPY children from poor or working poor families will successfully complete kindergarten in FY 1998-99.

17. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will enhance service to families by increasing linkages by 10% a year between HIPPY programs and other early childhood or family focused services as measured by funding reports and through local advisory council membership in FY 1998-99.

18. In preparation for the "high stakes" LEAP for the 21st century activity, the Subgrantee Assistance Program will pilot remediation programs at 10 sites and summer school programs at 18 sites to raise the proficiency level of students in grades 3,4,7 and 8.

19. The Supplemental Education Assistance Program will administer the Type 2 Charter Schools Student Allocation for schools chartered by BESE in FY 1998-99.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The source of funding for this program is general fund, interagency transfer, statutory dedications and federal funds. The sources of interagency transfers include: federal Child Care and Development Block grant funds transferred from the state Department of Social services; and, 8(g) allocated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The statutory dedications include the Classroom-based Technology fund, the Teacher Supplies fund and the Charter School start-up Loan fund. (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The source of federal funding is the Learn and Serve America Grant, Public Law 103-82; the Christa McAuliffe Fellowships Awards; and, the Robert Byrd Scholarships.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$33,364,136

$102,338,833

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$33,364,136

$102,338,833

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($10,000,000)

($10,000,000)

0

 

Reduce the K-3 Reading and Math Program from $30 million to $20 million

$0

($11,325,000)

0

 

Non-recurring adjustment for the Teacher Supplies Fund

$0

($6,800,000)

0

 

Eliminate excess budget authority for the Classroom-based Technology Fund

$0

($35,462,471)

0

 

Non-recurring adjustments for the Classroom-based Technology Fund

$209,872

$209,872

0

 

Transfer contract funding from the State Activities budget to Subgrantee Assistance for the Church-based Tutorial Network

$367,015

$367,015

0

 

Transfer contract funding for the Satellite Science Course at Northwestern Louisiana University from the State Activities budget to Sub-

 

 

 

 

grantee Assistance

($64,695)

($64,695)

0

 

Transfer administrative funding for the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) to the State Activities budget

$0

($824,500)

0

 

Eliminate interagency transfers funding from the DSS Child Care and Development Block Grant for the Church-based Tutorial Network

$0

$375,482

 

 

Increase interagency transfers funding from the DSS Child Care and Development Block Grant for the Starting Points Program

$0

($1,231,206)

0

 

Transfer funding to State Activities for 8(g)-financed High Schools That Work Program and Distance Learning and adjust Textbooks,

 

 

 

 

Mini-Grant and Tuition Exemption budgets

$0

$128,300

0

 

Increase federal funding fro Robert Byrd Scholarships from $559,200 to $727,500

$0

$199,154

0

 

Increase federal funding for Learn and Serve Grant from $415,904 to $615,058

$0

$23,419

0

 

Increase federal funding for Christa McAuliffe awards

$0

$78,588

0

 

Transfer HIPPY Americorp funding from the Office of Lifelong Learning

$1,450,000

$1,450,000

0

 

Additional general fund to provide a per student allocation equalling the MFP target amount for students enrolled in Type 2 Charter Schools (estimate $4,500/student)

$1,775,000

$3,275,000

0

 

Additional general fund and $1,500,000 in 8(g) for High Stakes Testing Remediation Pilot program

$0

$805,000

0

 

Increase interagency transfers from 8(g) for Classroom Calculators, National Teacher Certification and Writing Projects

 

 

 

 

 

$27,101,328

$44,967,791

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($6,262,808)

($57,371,042)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 43.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 28.6% of the total request ($157,092,188) for this program. The decrease in general fund reflects a $10 million reduction in the K-3 Reading and Math program to reflect non-recurring purchases of materials and supplies; the addition of $1,775,000 for the new High Stakes Testing Remediation and Intervention pilot programs; the addition of $1,450,000 for the per pupil allocation for Type 2 Charter Schools; and various transfers form the State Activities budget unit. The decrease in total means of financing reflects non-recurring adjustments for the one-time Teacher Supplies Fund and the classroom-based Technology Fund; the elimination of DSS Child Care and Development Block Grant funding for the Church-based Tutorial Network; increase in federal funds for the Starting Points program, Robert Byrd Scholarships, Learn and Serve and Christa McAulliffe grant awards.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$2,329,448

 

Church-based Tutorial Network: General fund flow-thru to churches and non-profit organizations to provide after school tutoring and summer, Saturday enrichment programs including $75,000 for the N.O. Drug Education Center

$689,453

 

Home Instruction Program for Pre-School children: General fund and self-generated revenues provided to six parishes for in-home early education for 3,4, and 5 year olds and to

 

 

train parents on how to become good first teachers

$100,000

 

Paraprofessional: General fund for tuition reimbursement of currently employed paraprofessionals seeking teaching certification

$474,000

 

At Risk programs: General fund for non-profit organizations providing tutoring, GED preparation and other educational services (Futures Foundation, Central City Audit Education,

 

 

New Orleans Drug Education and G.T. Services)

$365,379

 

Mini Grants: 8(g)-financed awards to match local education foundations who raise funds on behalf of public education. Funds match foundation earnings for competitive grants to

 

 

teachers and schools

$4,678,718

 

Starting Points: Federal flow-thru funds to local districts to provide salaries and classroom supplies for developmental needs of high-risk 4 year olds

$383,164

 

IASA initiatives: Federal funds to supplement reform initiatives within the Department of Education

$883,000

 

Distance Learning: 8(g) funding provided to local educational agencies and universities to cover the expenses associated with satellite telelearning including courses which are new

 

 

essay for high school graduation requirements

$100,000

 

Tri-Community Resources Tutorial Board of Lafayette

$2,535,181

 

Superior Textbooks: 8(g) funding provided to local school systems and approved non-public schools to purchase textbooks, library books and reference materials

$19,600,000

 

K-3 Reading and Math: General fund to local education agencies to improve reading and math skills for all students in grades K-3

$295,000

 

Lincoln Parish Career Center: General fund allocated to the school district for an alternative education center for at-risk youth

$77,000

 

Foreign Language: 8(g) financed programs for teacher inservice, curriculum development and related services for the foreign language model program

$1,300,000

 

Charter Schools: Statutory Dedication for Charter School start-up loans at $100,000 per school

$728,300

 

Robert Byrd Scholarships: Federal funds for scholarships to eligible recipients

$52,592

 

Christa McAuliffe Awards: Federal funds awarded to outstanding educators for use in professional development, study, or programs designed to improve local education

$85,376

 

Tuition Exemption - Vocational Education: 8(g) financed tuition for full-time instructors seeking permanent VTIE certification

$1,923,152

 

Tuition Exemption-Basic: 8(g) financed tuition for teachers seeking full certification courses in areas of job assignment, and/or areas of critical shortage

$1,818,955

 

Tuition Exemption-Innovative: 8(g) financed funding to universities and local school systems for credit and noncredit innovative staff development designed to improve teaching and

 

 

learning at the classroom level

$1,450,000

 

Per pupil allocation for Type 2 Charter Schools

$3,275,000

 

High Stakes Testing Remediation Pilot program ($1,775,000 general fund) as flow-thru to local school districts for pilot programs

$625,000

 

Classroom Calculators - 8(g)

$120,000

 

National Teacher Certification Project - 8(g)

$60,000

 

Writing Project 8(g)

 

 

 

$43,881,023

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$40,000

 

Evaluation of Starting Points program

$615,058

 

Funds transferred to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for programs to participate in service-learning programs in the communities

$367,015

 

Northwestern Satellite Science Course

$64,695

 

Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) transfer for administration

 

 

 

$1,086,768

 

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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