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Program B: Instruction

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:1941-1958; P.L. 98-199

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides education and related services to eligible children who are in state-operated facilities under the direction of the Department of Health and Hospitals and special education and related services to those in state operated facilities under the direction of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

The mission of the Instruction Program is to provide appropriate education and related services to eligible students based upon their individual needs.

The goal of the Instruction Program is to provide students in state-operated facilities with appropriate educational services based upon students' individual needs.

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 Interagency Transfers. The Department of Education, Supplemental Education Assistance Program, transfers monies to this program from the Professional Improvement Program. The Department of Education, Office of Student and School Performance, provides monies for this program from the following: Title 2 which provides state grants for strengthening the skill of teachers and instruction in mathematics and science, and Title 6 which provides funds to support improvement in elementary and academic programs and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B), which provides a free and appropriate public education to all handicapped children. The Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Health Services Financing, transfers funds to this program from Title XIX of the Social Security Act.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$9,376,101

$13,631,502

292

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$145,000

0

 

Transfer funds from Administration to Instruction to correctly charge all instruction costs to Instruction Program

 

 

 

 

 

$9,376,101

$13,776,502

292

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$8,167

$10,814

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$3,514

$5,482

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$96,536

$128,714

0

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$289,607

$386,142

0

Unclassified State Teacher Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$0

$78,200

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($77,333)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$64,777

$92,538

0

Salary Base Adjustment

($177,698)

($253,854)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($179,955)

($204,123)

(7)

 

Personnel Reductions

$0

($69,143)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

($40,656)

($40,656)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments One-time only Non-MFP support personnel salary supplement

$0

($19,782)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments Allocation for Classroom Based Technology

$0

($10,055)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments Allocation for Teacher Supplies Fund

$0

$402,838

0

 

Other Adjustments Increase in Title XIX provided by DHH

$341,000

$341,000

0

 

Other Adjustments Funding for 8 positions per recommendations from Department of Justice regarding pending lawsuit with Department of Corrections

$0

$0

(1)

 

Technical Adjustment to transfer one unclassified position from Instruction Program to Administration Program

 

 

 

 

 

$9,781,393

$14,547,284

284

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$405,292

$770,782

(8)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 94.8% of the total request ($15,356,071) for this program. The change is primarily attributable to the elimination of positions that have been vacant for 12 months or more.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$40,000

 

Professional services for deaf interpreters

     

$40,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$402,838

 

Increase in Title XIX provided by DHH

     

$402,838

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

     

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$370,846

 

Department of Education, Management and Finance - Indirect cost

 

 

 

$370,846

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$78,200

 

Replacement of computers, exercise equipment, wheel chair and bus lifts, etc. as needed by school personnel

 

 

 

$78,200

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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