Program Authorization: R.S. 17:361-365
The mission of the Required Services Program is to reimburse nondiscriminatory, state-approved nonpublic schools for the costs incurred by each school during the preceding school year for providing school services, maintaining records, completing and filing reports and providing other education-related data required by law, regulation or requirement of a state department, state agency, or local school board to be rendered to the state.
The goal of the Required Services Program is to equitably distribute the appropriated level of state support to each of the eligible nonpublic schools and/or local school districts that apply for state aid during each fiscal year.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Required Services Program will reimburse 74.8% of requested expenditures and audit 15 schools on site in FY 1998-99.
1 Based on prior year data. Due to pending litigation, reimbursements are not final and are subject to adjustment.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded by the general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 74.8% of the total request ($13,026,240) for this program.
The total recommended amount above includes $9,744,409 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $9,744,409 is State General Fund for the entire Required Services program. Funding of the Supplementary Recommendation is dependent upon renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.
Required Services - These funds are used to partially reimburse approved non-public schools for the costs incurred by each such school during the preceding school year for providing school services, maintaining records and completing and filing reports required by law, regulation or requirement of a state department, state agency, or local school board to be rendered to the state, including but not limited to any forms, reports or records relative to school approval or evaluation, public attendance, pupil health and pupil health testing, transportation of pupils, federally-funded educational programs including school lunch and breakfast programs, school textbooks and supplies, library books, pupil appraisal, pupil progress, transfer of pupils, teacher certification, teacher continuing education programs, unemployment, annual school data, and any other education-related data which are required of such non-public school by law, regulation or requirement of a state department, state agency, or local school board
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS1
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