Reassignment of Troops to Teachers Program
WHEREAS, the mission of the Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program is to improve overall Louisiana education by providing motivated, experienced and dedicated teachers for the state’s classrooms and to help relieve teacher shortages by certifying and employing veterans and former Department of Defense and Energy employees as teachers and teachers' aides for service in Louisiana's public schools and, when military personnel are unavailable, qualified civilian teachers;
WHEREAS , the Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program is under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Governor;
WHEREAS , the Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for performing the functions of the state relating to the welfare of veterans (R.S. 36:781 et seq);
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of the state to provide for the more efficient delivery of public services by streamlining related human, physical and financial resources; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of the state to place the Troops to Teacher Program under the administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Bobby Jindal, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Troops to Teachers Program is hereby placed under the administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF , I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 18th day of January, 2008.
Secretary of State