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Program C: Residential Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Residential Services Program is to provide the services necessary to offer a home-like atmosphere for students and to help them develop as much independence as possible.

The goals of the Residential Services Program are:

1. Provide appropriate dormitory housing to all resident students in a manner conducive to the health and safety of developing youngsters.

2. Provide sufficiently trained personnel for childcare and nurturing in an atmosphere of acceptance and personal respect.

3. Assure consistent monitoring of students' health conditions and, with the family, provide appropriate responses to all health needs.

The Residential Services Program is under the direction of the Director of Resident Services and live-in dormitory supervisors. These persons, along with the cottage parents, supplement the efforts of LSVI's instructional staff.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Residential Services Program will implement policies and procedures in FY 1998-99 to decrease employee absenteeism by at least 400 hours annually.

2. The Residential Services Program will increase the formal daily living skills training for students in dormitories by 1 hour per week per student 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.

3. The Residential Services Program will increase inservice training to all employees in the division by 6 hours in FY 1998-99.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with the 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

 

 

 

 

 

$979,245

$1,006,394

35

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$44,813

$44,813

0

 

Carry-forward for acquisition of vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

$1,024,058

$1,051,207

35

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($44,813)

($44,813)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carryforward for purchase of vehicles

$67,083

$67,083

 

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$2,917; Replacement/New: +$70,000)

$20,892

$20,892

0

 

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

$2,849

$2,849

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($46,000)

($46,000)

0

 

Personnel Reductions

$30,552

$30,552

(2)

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($398)

($411)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($23)

($23)

0

 

Adjustment in various Expenditure Categories; including reductions to fully fund salaries

$8,882

$8,882

0

 

Group insurance increase for retirees

 

 

 

 

 

$1,063,082

$1,090,218

33

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$39,024

$39,011

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.2% of the total request ($1,221,996) for this program. The primary reasons for the changes in this program are an increase in funding for equipment and major repairs, the full funding of all recommended positions, and personnel reductions. Statewide adjustments account for the remaining difference.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$34,982

 

Medical Services for ophthalmologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and pediatrician for general medical needs of LSVI students.

 

 

 

$34,982

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$45,000

 

Student transportation for mandatory homegoings

 

 

 

$45,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$70,000

 

General Fund to purchase seventy (70) bedroom units (bed, mattress, chest, desk)

 

 

 

$70,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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