Program Authorization: R.S.17:1944-1986; 20USC Chapter 33, Sections 1401-1485 et al; Renata D.
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
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
Other Adjustments – Addition of State Improvement Grant
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).
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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