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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:1941-1958; P.L. 101-476; P.L. 98-199 as amended; Rehabilitation Act of 1973

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to provide administrative management, support and direction for the instructional program to ensure that exceptional children in state-operated facilities are afforded educational opportunity.

The goal of the Administration Program is to provide the administrative control and support necessary to assure delivery of appropriate special education and related services to all exceptional students eligible for these services through SSD#1 and ensure that these services are provided to the maximum extent possible.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Administration Program provides leadership and support services to Special School District No. 1. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in Special School District No. 1. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year. The program did provide the following information for FY 1998-99.

1. The Administration Program will employ professional staff, 97% of whom will be properly certified, and para-educator staff sufficient to provide required educational and/or related services in FY 1998-99.

2. The Administration Program will administrative personnel, who will comprise 10% or less of the total agency employees in FY 1998-99.

3. The Administration Program will ensure the correction of 100% of monitoring deficiencies within 1 year of the identification of the deficiency in FY 1998-99.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded by the general fund and interagency transfers. 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

 

 

 

 

 

$403,767

$1,095,386

9

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$41,084

$41,084

0

 

Carryforward general fund for delayed delivery of one (1) bus

 

 

 

 

 

$444,851

$1,136,470

9

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($8,000)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$8,000)

($41,084)

($41,084)

0

 

Non-recurring carryforward for purchase of school bus

$0

($4,550)

0

 

Non-recurring expenditure for wage employees

$963

$1,926

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$5,114

$10,228

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($34,983)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$21,270

$42,540

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($8,753)

($17,506)

0

 

Reductions in Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to Fully Fund Salaries

($156)

($312)

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($171,310)

($135,732)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

$65,000

0

 

Restore interagency transfer budget authority to send to Management and Finance for fiscal services

 

 

 

 

 

$250,895

$1,013,997

8

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($193,956)

($122,473)

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 89.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.1% of the total request ($1,220,040) for this program. The change is primarily due to a decrease in risk management premiums, non-recurring funds for the purchase of a school bus, and the elimination of a position which has been vacant for more than twelve months.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$35,000

 

Professional services for deaf interpreters

 

 

 

$35,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$89,209

 

Department of Education, Management and Finance - printing, postage, office supplies, and fiscal services

$2,007

 

Civil Service - Agency costs

 

 

 

$91,216

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$15,000

 

Computer and printers

 

 

 

$15,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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