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Program B: Instructional Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:1961-1968

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Instructional Services Program is to provide a challenging educational experience designed to enhance the development of the academic/social potential of each Louisiana School student toward work and service in a global society.

The goal of the Instructional Services Program is to provide for its students well-qualified facilitators, appropriate textbooks and material of instruction, technology, and facilities necessary for each student to successfully complete the prescribed course of study through the examination and exchange of ideas in a community of learners.

The Instructional Services Program provides a rigorous and challenging educational experience for academically-and artistically-motivated high school juniors and seniors through a unique accelerated curriculum which includes instruction, investigation, and research.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Instructional Service Program will graduate 90% of all senior students at the end of SY 1998-99.

2. In SY 1998-99, the Instructional Services Program will demonstrate LSMSA graduates attracting grant and scholarship offers exceeding $7 million.

1. Projected

2. The "Grants and Scholarships" figures above are very rough. In-state figures are based upon total amounts offered to students who elected to attend public and private colleges and universities in Louisiana. Out-of-state figures are based upon total amounts offered to students who elected to attend institutions out-of-state. Actual amounts offered by in-state and out-of-state institutions were not available.

3. In SY 1998-99, the Instructional Services Program shall maintain a student to teacher ratio in all regular academic classes which shall not exceed 15:1 classroom teacher except in physical education and special enrichment courses.

4. By July 1, 1998, the Instructional Services Program will conduct an evaluation of the school's specialized curriculum, its faculty, textbooks and materials of instruction, technology, and facilities and will implement any changes, within budgetary constraints, necessary to meet the goals of the program.

1. Excludes Telelearning course costs, which are not offered to LSMSA students.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with the general fund and interagency transfers. The Department of Education transfers funds to the program for the Professional Improvement Program. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education transfers funds to this program from the Louisiana Quality Support Education {8(g)} fund to finance LSMSA's Telelearning efforts.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,843,146

$2,861,460

57

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,843,146

$2,861,460

57

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$10,218

$10,218

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$68,429

$68,429

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($46,180)

($46,180)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

($45,440)

($45,440)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$180

$180

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($289)

($289)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$57,956

$57,956

0

 

Positions added by Legislature for 6 months

$17,363

$17,363

0

 

Termination Pay

 

 

 

 

 

$2,905,383

$2,923,697

56

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$62,237

$62,237

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 102.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 73.5% of the total request ($3,976,381) for this program. The total recommended amount for this program includes changes due to the full funding of all recommended positions and an increase due to the Legislature adding positions for six (6) months. The remaining difference is due to statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$49,947

 

Other Professional Services for adjunct faculty to augment regular faculty

 

 

 

$49,947

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$70,000

 

Louisiana Quality Education Fund [8(g)] - Telelearning

$8,374

 

Professional Improvement salary increments for instructors

$21,195

 

Salaries and related benefits for other LSMSA instruction

$2,944

 

Annualization costs of non-MFP pay raise

 

 

 

$102,513

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$30,000

 

Printing services

 

 

 

$30,000

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$64,602

 

Various pieces of instructional equipment including computers

 

 

 

$64,602

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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