Quality Science and Mathematics Council

Name Quality Science and Mathematics Council
Contact Person Megan Stone - QSM Executive Director, Gordon A. Cain Center for Scientific and Mathematical Literacy
Mailing Address Louisiana State University
222 Prescott Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number 225-578-4606
Fax Number --
Board Email qsminfo@lsu.edu
Website https://lsu.edu/qsm
Legal Authority R.S. 17:374
Year Created 1992
Organizational Placement Louisiana State University
Purpose/Function The Quality Science and Mathematics (QSM) Grant Program awards grants up to $1,500 to PK-12 public school teachers in Louisiana for purchasing non-consumable materials and equipment for standards-based, effective, innovative, and high-quality mathematics, science and STEM course instruction.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 19
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 3
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Louisiana State University Gordon A Cain Center
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name: Gordon A Cain Center for STEM Literacy
  Budget Schedule Number: 19601
Notes -Megan Stone will serve as the new QSM Executive Director starting 01/31/2022 due to Spencer Roby's departure from LSU. All contact information has been updated.
-Spencer Roby served as QSM Executive Director for FY21 and half of FY22. Because Megan was not an employee for FY21, she was not included as an employee for this report; rather, Spencer Roby was listed as the only employee for FY21.
-At the beginning of FY21, we started with a budget $182,685 but ended with a budget of $178,315 due to cost savings for Sharon Moses salary (previous classified employee).
-No reimbursements for travel were necessary. Board met via video conference.
-Board members volunteer for these tasks and receive no remuneration. The Executive Director manages all aspects of the program.
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