The mission of the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired (LSVI) is to insure that the special needs of elementary and secondary visually impaired children are met through the provisions of residential, educational, and support services.
The goals of LSVI are:
1. Improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of program and services on the home campus.
2. Continue to provide the necessary educational resources for the continued development and enhancement of visually impaired children ages 3-21 statewide.
3. Improve the social, educational, and cultural well-being of visually impaired students through the implementation of quality, balanced, developmental activities on and off-campus.
LSVI has three programs: Administration/Support Services Program, Instructional Services Program, and the Residential Services Program.
The Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired (LSVI), located in Baton Rouge, provides elementary and secondary education for visually handicapped children 3-21 years of age. The school is under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and is operated by a superintendent appointed by the board.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommendation, $29,854 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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