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Program C: Residential Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Residential Services Program is to provide child care, social education and recreational activities designed to stimulate a homelike atmosphere while concurrently reinforcing the educational needs of curricular programs.

The goal of the Residential Services Program is to continue to furnish meaningful social, cultural, recreational, and educational experiences outside of school time that are beneficial to the total education of the child who is hearing impaired.

Included in this program are child care services, social education and recreational activities through the Student Center, as well as 24-hour medical and nursing care for all students enrolled in the Louisiana School for the Deaf. While the school is not prepared to accept large numbers of multi-handicapped students with severe medical problems, some special services are provided. Medical and health services for students include an infirmary for inpatient care, general health care instruction, physical therapy, and dental care. The Student Center is designed to furnish those social, recreational and total educational experiences which are ordinarily provided for the hearing child in his home, church and community activities, with the underlying philosophy of "learning while playing".

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Residential Services Program will ensure that residential costs will not exceed 23% in FY 1998-99.

2. The Residential Services Program will ensure that the student/staff ratio for the night shift will not exceed 13:8:1 in FY1998-99.

3. The Residential Services Program will serve approximately 152,210 meals in the school cafeteria In FY 1998-99.

4. In FY 1998-99, the Residential Services Program, through the Student Activity Center activity, will provide workshops, seminars, and immersion activities for hearing impaired students.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with the general fund, interagency transfers and fees and self-generated revenues. The Department of Education transfers funds to this program from the following: Extended School Year Program (ESYP) in compliance with the Laura I. consent decree; the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part B which provides funds to assist in providing a free appropriate public education to all handicapped children; Professional Improvement Program (PIP) which aids in the development of educators and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. The fees and self-generated revenues funding this program are derived from family learning workshops and employee maintenance collections.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,235,538

$2,551,700

106

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,235,538

$2,551,700

106

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$13,280

$13,280

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$7,155; Replacement/New: +$20,435)

$34,706

$34,706

0

 

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

$24,893

$24,893

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$11,406

$11,406

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($1,061)

($1,106)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment

($27)

($32,027)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories, Including Reductions to fully fund salaries

$34,118

$34,118

0

 

Civil Service job reallocation

$29,525

$0

0

 

Adjustment to correct salaries

 

 

 

 

 

$2,382,378

$2,636,970

106

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$146,840

$85,270

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 77.9% of the total request ($3,386,758) for this program. The changes in this program are primarily due to the full funding of all recommended positions and an increase in funds for civil service job reallocations. The remaining difference is due to statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$19,700

 

Medical and dental services for LSD students (general fund $17,500; Extended School Year Program $2,200)

 

 

 

$19,700

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$131,000

 

Student transportation for mandatory homegoings

$3,235

 

Professional Improvement Program salary increments for instructors

 

 

 

$134,235

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$20,435

 

Dormitory equipment and supplies

 

 

 

$20,435

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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