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Program A: Administration

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to provide quality learning environments for the state's population.

The goal of the Administration Program is to afford an equal opportunity to the state's population to reach each individual's potential.

The Board, through its Administration Program, makes policy for supervising and controlling the public elementary and secondary schools, vocational-technical schools, and special schools under its jurisdiction. The Board also exercises budgetary responsibility for funds appropriated for the schools including the 8(g) Quality Support Fund.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Administration Program provides leadership and support to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other activities in the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Performance information consistent with the program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support services programs will be reported next year. BESE, has provided significant objectives and performance indicators for FY 1998-99 that are reported below.

1. The Administration Program will make policy decisions that will improve school effectiveness by the year 2001 as measured by student academic achievement.

1 Baseline data is being collected for the assessment of school effectiveness in 2001.

2. The Administration Program will make policy decisions that will improve the vocational technical system by the year 2001, as measured by the number of skilled workers prepared for the workforce.

1 During FY 1997-98 the Louisiana Technical College State Administration (LTCSA) will establish the base upon which the FY 1998-99 percentages are computed.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The source of funding for this program is general fund, interagency transfer and self-generated revenues. The interagency transfer is derived from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Grant, the School and District Accountability fund and federal GOALS 2000 funding budgeted in the Department of Education. The self-generated revenue is collected as fees for mailing BESE agendas and minutes.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$334,687

$463,318

4

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$184,524

1

 

Add interagency budget authority for Charter Schools program and Accountability Advisory Commission

 

 

 

 

 

$334,687

$647,842

5

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($6,300)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$6,300)

$1,274

$1,458

0

 

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

$319

$365

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($1,075)

($1,075)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$184

$184

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

$28,349

$28,349

0

 

Risk Management Adjustments

$2,188

$2,188

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$214

$214

0

 

UPS Fees

$30,637

$0

1

 

Means of Financing Substitutions: Replace interagency transfer with general fund to reflect changes in workload

$69,286

$69,286

1

 

Means of Financing Substitutions: Replace statutory dedication with general fund to reflect changes in workload

$104,144

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitutions: Replace interagency transfer with general fund for Charter Schools

$0

($74,080)

0

 

Non-recurring School and District Accountability Advisory Commission

$14,079

$14,079

0

 

Annualize Charter Schools position added by BA-7

 

 

 

 

 

$584,286

$682,510

7

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$249,599

$34,668

2

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 103.7% of the total request ($658,241) for this program. The majority of the general fund increase is attributable to the means of financing substitution for the Charter Schools program ($104,144) and the means of financing substitutions associated with changes in the board staff workload. The recommended budget exceeds the requested budget because of statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

$16,866

 

Accounting and Auditing professional services

$4,568

 

Legal professional services

 

 

 

$21,434

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$10,925

 

Legislative Auditor expenses

$15,000

 

State Board cost to produce and disseminate Board agendas, minutes, committee reports; Advertising of Board actions in State Register

 

 

 

$25,925

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$23,310

 

Civil Service and CPTP ($726); Division of Administration services including State Register, UPS Direct Mail ($661), accounting

 

 

and personnel services ($15,292); Department of Education ($6,631)

 

 

 

$23,310

 

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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