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Program K: Special Education Parish Support

Program Authorization: R.S.17:1944-1986; 20USC Chapter 33, Sections 1401-1485 et al; Renata D.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides financial assistance to state and local agencies to provide for the excess costs of special education and related services for individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 years; funds projects that enhance services to deaf-blind children and youth; provides grants for early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, and assists in providing additional fully-certified special education teachers.

The mission of the Special Education Parish Support Program is to support the Louisiana system of education by ensuring the distribution of funds received from both federal and state sources to provide for the location, identification, and evaluation of children with suspected exceptionalities and provision of services to identified children.

The goal of the Special Education Parish Support Program is to provide all services necessary to meet the requirements of Free Appropriate Public Education and ChildNet/Child search, so all exceptional children will participate in integrated school and community activities and will successfully transition into meaningful adult learners.

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

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SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded by the General Fund and Federal Funds. The Federal Funds are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended by P.L. 105-117, and includes Part B (provides for excess costs of statewide special education and related services for Individuals with disabilities 3-21 years); Part D (funding for projects that enhance services to deaf-blind children and youth; Part C (early intervention program for infants and toddlers); Part B (provides for innovation in the application of current in preparing professionals).

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$4,998,316

$69,328,209

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

$4,998,316

$69,328,209

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($167,811)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments Federal funding eliminated for IDEA-D grant

 $0

$7,752,018

0

 

Other Adjustments Increase of 13% in IDEA-B grant 

$0

$1,373,245

0

 

Other Adjustments Addition of State Improvement Grant

         

$4,998,316

$78,285,661

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$8,957,452

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 112.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($78,285,661) for this program. The increase is primarily attributable to a new State Improvement Grant and an increase in the annual allocation for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-B).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$519,400

 

State funds for Child Net Child Search Coordinators; allocated to parishes

$637,196

 

State funds for LEA contract services to provide occupational, speech, and physical therapy and counseling, social work and psychological services

$3,116,023

 

State funds passed through to Local Education Agencies for Extended School Year Program

$57,132,043

 

Federal IDEA-B (Basic Grant) funds passed through to LEAs for the excess cost of special education and related services to children and youth with disabilities in accordance with State Plan

$6,705,964

 

Federal IDEA-B Preschool Funds passed through to LEAs for a free appropriate education to all children with disabilities ages 3 through 5

$7,561,085

 

Federal IDEA-C (Infant and Toddler) funds passed through to LEAs to provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families

$1,373,245

 

State Improvement Grant

$120,000

 

Federal IDEA-C funds for technical assistance centers serving deaf-blind individuals

 

 

 

$77,164,956

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$537,838

Extended School Year Special Schools

$334,867

 

ChildNet Medicaid Match

$232,000

 

Federal IDEA-B contract with LPB to offer courses for certification in early intervention

$16,000

 

Federal IDEA-H for DHH for operation of Infant/Toddler Central Directory

 

 

 

$1,120,705

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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