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Program G: Regional Service Centers

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:3781-3784

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The eight Regional Service Centers (RSCs) provide Local Education Agencies services that can best be organized, coordinated, managed, and facilitated at a regional level. The RSCs’ primary role is to implement certain state mandated programs which impact student achievement.

The mission of the Regional Service Centers Program is to provide leadership and support to schools and school systems in the use of quality information as a basis for informed decision-making directed toward the improvement of student outcomes.

The goal of the Regional Service Centers Program is to provide services that assist in the implementation of the objectives for educational initiatives designed to improve student achievement as established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Legislature.

 

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Statutory Dedication and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfer is provided through the Office of Lifelong Learning – School to Work grants. The School and District Accountability Fund is the source of Statutory Dedications. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated Fund.) Federal Funds are provided through the U.S. Department of Education Title 1, Title 4, and Title 6 of the Improving America’s Schools Act, special education funds (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Part B) and Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology. Statutory Dedication is provided through the Classroom-based Technology Fund as authorized by Act 475 of the 1997 Regular Legislative Session. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated Fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,998,808

$4,481,223

62

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,998,808

$4,481,223

62

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$23,614

$52,293

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$29,459

$56,855

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$266,901

$387,692

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($30,520)

($59,111)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($300,506)

($436,919)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$0

($48,000)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – School to Work grants from Lifelong Learning

$7,000

$16,895

0

Other Technical Adjustments – Transfer operating services associated with position moved during departmental reorganization

$0

$0

10

 

Add positions for Early Intervention Coordinators to be compensated from existing Special Education funds

 

 

 

 

 

$1,994,756

$4,450,928

72

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($4,052)

($30,295)

10

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.1% of the total request ($5,230,290) for this program. The decrease in total means of financing is primarily attributable to non-recurring the School to Work grant from the Office of Lifelong Learning. Other Adjustments and means of financing reflect Statewide Adjustments. Ten (10) positions were added for Early Intervention Coordinators through existing federal special education funds.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$52,105

 

Other Professional Services – Professional development related to special education, drug-free schools and instructional strategies

 

 

 

$52,105

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$173,018

 

Fiscal Agent Agreements

$24,000

 

Professional Development implementing reform initiatives

$326,507

 

Operational expenses and reimbursement to fiscal agents for operational costs

$24,000

 

School Improvement expenditures

$4,895

 

On-site technical assistance

     

$552,420

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

     

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$182,021

 

Office of Management and Finance - printing, postage supplies, indirect cost and pro rations

 

 

 

$182,021

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$61,000

 

Upgrade of computer equipment

 

 

 

$61,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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