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Program C: Residential Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:4.1, 31-37, 348 and 1941-1959; R.S. 39:1498.2(A); R.S. 46:2361-2372

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Residential Services Program is to provide services to residential children who are deaf, hard of hearing, and multi-disabled, 3-21 years of age, a pleasant, safe and caring environment in which students can learn and live.

The goal of the Residential Services Program is to provide training through guiding and demonstrating appropriate behaviors to obtain independence according to objectives outlined in the student’s Independent Living Plan.

The Residential Services Program provides childcare, social education and recreational activities designed to simulate a home-like atmosphere while concurrently reinforcing the educational needs of curricular programs. Included in this program are child care services, social education and recreational activities through the Student Center, laundry services, as well as 24-hour medical and nursing care for all students enrolled in the Louisiana School for the Deaf. The after-school program is designed to furnish those social, cultural, recreational, and educational experiences, which are ordinarily provided for the hearing child in his home, church and community activity during out-of-school time. Further, dormitory personnel assist students in developing independence in six life domains: personal hygiene, household management, time management, social skills, physical/emotional fitness, and intellectual/study skills.

 

GENERAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

 

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 the General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Department of Education transfers funds to this program from the following: Extended School Year Program (ESYP) in compliance with the Laura I. consent decree; the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part B which provides funds to assist in providing a free appropriate public education to all handicapped children; Professional Improvement Program (PIP) which aids in the development of educators and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues funding this program are derived from family learning workshops and employee maintenance collections.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,385,504

$2,640,096

106

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$1,990

0

 

BA-7 to increase Interagency Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

$2,385,504

$2,642,086

106

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$27,571

$27,571

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$16,134

$16,134

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$3,704

$3,704

0

 

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$887

$887

0

 

Unclassified State Teacher Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$25,000

$25,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($1,987)

($1,987)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($53,378)

($53,378)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($40,287)

($40,287)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($672)

($672)

0

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

$11,313

$11,313

0

Other Adjustments –Training series for Dorm Counselors

($16,462)

$0

0

Technical adjustment to balance means of financing in budget request

 

 

 

 

 

$2,357,327

$2,630,371

106

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($28,177)

($11,715)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 74.6% of the total request ($3,525,647) for this program. The changes in this program are primarily due to an increase in funding of acquisitions and major repairs, full funding of all recommended positions and funding for a training series for Dormitory Counselors. The remainder is attributable to statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$20,076

 

Medical and dental services for LSD students (general fund $17,876; Extended School Year Program $2,200)

 

 

 

$20,076

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$53,602

 

Student transportation for mandatory homegoings

 

 

 

$53,602

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$25,000

 

16 passenger minivan for off-campus activities and mainstreaming program needs

 

 

 

$25,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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