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Program A: Administration/Support Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration/Support Services program is to provide the direction needed to operate and maintain all functions necessary for the efficient operation of the school.

The goals of the Administration/Support Services Program are:

1. Prepare and maintain a budget that provides appropriate personnel and resources to properly educate blind and visually impaired youngsters under state and federal law.

2. Recognize and respond to immediate and long-range maintenance and capital outlay needs.

3. Keep accurate, up-to-date records on all transactions in fiscal matters, personnel and payroll, acquisitions and surplus, and provide clear audit trails for all activities.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Administration/Support Services Program provides leadership to the Louisiana School for The Visually Impaired (LSVI). The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the Louisiana School for The Visually Impaired (LSVI). Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support services programs will be reported next year. LSVI has provided significant objectives and performance indicators for the Administration/Support Services Program for FY 1998-99 that are reported below.

1. The Administration/Support Services Program will achieve at least 90% compliance with all financial, audit, and reporting requirements in FY 1998-99.

1 Figures as listed in Act 18 were prepared using an estimated 1998-99 student enrollment figure, and using staffing levels at the time of the 1997-98 budget preparation.

2 Figures listed in the existing column are based on current student enrollment and staffing levels.

2. The Administration/Support Services Program, through the administration activity, will achieve at least 90% compliance with all fire, health, safety, and environmental regulations in FY 1998-99.

3. The Administration/Support Services Program, through the administration activity, will increase administrative staff training in areas such as computer software training, CPTP management, and professional development training by 10 hours in FY 1998-99.

1 Figures as listed in Act 18 were prepared using an estimated 1998-99 student enrollment figure, and using staffing levels at the time of the 1997-98 budget preparation.

2 Figures listed in the existing column are based on current statement enrollment and staffing levels.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with general fund and interagency transfers. The Department of Education transfers funding to this program for the Extended School Year Program in compliance with the Laura I. consent decree.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,094,178

$1,112,489

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ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,094,178

$1,112,489

14

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$12,418

$12,418

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$147,582; Replacement/New: +$160,000)

$8,684

$8,684

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustments

$1,538

$1,538

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustments

($46,000)

($46,000)

0

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$42,617

$42,617

(2)

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($198)

($198)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment

($13)

($13)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure, Categories; Including Reductions to fully funded salaries

($83,802)

($83,802)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$289

$289

0

 

UPS Fees

$391

$391

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$6,000

$6,000

0

 

Inspection of fire alarm system

$2,843

$2,843

0

 

Group insurance increase for retirees

 

 

 

 

 

$1,038,945

$1,057,256

12

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($55,233)

($55,233)

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 95.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 81.3% of the total request ($1,300,101) for this program. The changes are partly due to a reduction in risk management premiums, personnel reductions and the full funding of all recommended positions. The remaining difference is due to statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$95,768

 

Various miscellaneous administrative and support expenses

 

 

 

$95,768

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$2,716

 

Civil Service - Agency costs

$250

 

Civil Service - Comprehensive Public Training Program

$2,143

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System

 

 

 

$5,109

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$40,000

 

Full-size van with wheelchair lift

$50,000

 

Roof replacement

$20,000

 

Installation of smoke detectors in dormitories

$30,000

 

Fire alarm upgrades

$20,000

 

Interior remodeling

 

 

 

$160,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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