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Program B: Instructional Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:1-42, and 1952

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Instructional Services Program is to provide educational services through a total program designed to "mainstream" or return the individual to his or her home parish as a contributor to society.

The goal of the Instructional Services Program is to provide training and maximize the independent capabilities of each client so that they can be placed in the mainstream of a normalized life.

The Instructional Services Program accommodates each student's needs based on an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), developed to ensure that the student will be least restricted in attaining his or her potential for educational growth. Education and related services recommended for the student as part of the IEP shall be directly related to the achievement of the annual goals and short-term objectives specified in the student's written IEP when necessary for the child to benefit from special education services. These may include but are not limited to transitional services, therapy and related services, speech and language services, social services, counseling services, psychological services, special transportation, adaptive wheelchairs, adaptive devices, and all medical evaluations required to allow the child to benefit from their educational program.

The Instructional Services Program provides educational services through a total program designed to "mainstream" or return the individual to his or her home parish as a contributor to society. Programming accommodates each student's needs based on an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), developed to ensure that the student will be least restricted in attaining his or her potential for educational growth. LSEC is accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education. The curriculum is highly individualized and includes training in academic areas such as reading and writing (both handwriting and typing for those too severely physically handicapped to hold a pencil or pen), mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, music, arts and crafts, and health and physical education. Instruction utilizing computers and manual and electronic communications devices is also provided at LSEC.

 

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 General Fund and Interagency Transfers. The Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing, transfers funds to this program for Title XIX of the Social Security Act. The Department of Education transfers funds to this program for the Professional Improvement Program and Food & Nutrition Special Milk. The Department of Education also sends funds to this program from Part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-B), which provides grants to states to assist in providing a free and appropriate public education to all handicapped children. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education transfers funds to this program from the Louisiana Quality Support Education Fund [8(g)].

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,212,014

$2,114,364

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ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,212,014

$2,114,364

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EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$1,585

$5,284

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$1,778

$5,926

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000 Merit

$21,458

$71,527

0

 

Unclassified State Teacher Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$7,934

$7,934

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($21,068)

($21,068)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($6,048)

($6,048)

0

Nonrecur one-time only Non-MFP support personnel salary supplement

$0

$24,816

0

Adjustment to reflect current allocation of IDEA-B

 

 

 

 

 

$1,217,653

$2,202,735

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TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$5,639

$88,371

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($2,202,087) for this program. The changes are primarily due to an increase in funding provided by IDEA-B with the remainder due to statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$17,550

 

Student transportation for mandatory homegoings

$35,000

 

Louisiana Quality Education Fund [(g)]

 

 

 

$52,550

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$32,750

 

Adaptive Physical Education and Therapeutic equipment

 

 

$32,750

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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