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19-672 Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program

The mission of the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) is to achieve widespread and enduring standards-based mathematics and science education which will prepare all Louisiana students for enriched lives and productive careers in the 21st century.

The goals of LaSIP are:

1. Make Louisiana mathematics and science education relevant to workforce and societal needs of the 21st century by promoting improved teaching and learning through enhanced teacher content knowledge and incorporation of up-to-date teaching methodologies and assessment strategies.

2. Assist in the development and implementation of relevant curricula and assessment methods which fully integrate appropriate technology for all students.

3. Engage support and involvement of parents, business and industry, and the community to embrace standards-based science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education (SMETE).

LaSIP has two programs: Instruction Program, and the Support Services Program.

With matching LEQSF funds from the Board of Regents (BoR) and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), the National Science Foundation (NSF) provided $10,000,000 over 1991 to 1996 to the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) to reform mathematics and science education at all levels of instruction in Louisiana. In 1996, La SIP was one of two out of the ten 1991-1996 Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI) programs to receive continuation funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 1996-2001. LaSip initiatives have impacted all 66 school districts throughout the state.


This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and/or the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

Federal Funds









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