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
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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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