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Program A: Administration/Support Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 17:1-42, and 1952

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration/Support Services Program is to provide support services for the Instructional and Residential Program through the functional activities of maintenance and finance.

The goals of the Administration/Support Services Program are to provide the direction needed to operate and maintain all functions necessary for the efficient operation of the center.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Administration/Support Services Program provides leadership to the Louisiana Special Education Center (LSEC). The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the Louisiana Special Education Center (LSEC). Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for Administration/Support Services Programs will be reported next year. LSEC 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 continue to provide management, personnel, fiscal, clerical, maintenance, and security functions through the maximization of resources and efficient allocation of funds in FY 1998-99.

2. The Administration/Support Services program, will continue to allocate and control financial resources to assure maximum achievement of the Center's goals with the funds available in FY 1998-99.

3. The Administration/Support Services program will continue to obtain and retain qualified employees in FY 1998-99.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with general fund and interagency transfers. The Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing, transfers funds to this program from Title XIX of the Social Security Act. In addition, the Department of Education transfers funds to this program from the Professional Improvement Program.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$164,006

$1,649,972

25

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$160,000

0

 

BA-7 carryforward for purchase of school bus and sidewalk renovations

 

 

 

 

 

$164,006

$1,809,972

25

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($160,000)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for additional Title XIX funds; funds not utilized in FY 96-97

$0

$43,856

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s)

$0

$7,763

0

 

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

$0

$11,840

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($23,252)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$14,356

$66,157

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($41)

($297)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$705

$705

0

 

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

($2)

($2)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

($9,467)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$790

$790

0

 

UPS Fees

$854

$854

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$0

($59,537)

(2)

 

Transfer of two (2) positions to Instruction program

$0

$22,862

1

 

Transfer of one (1) position from Residential program

$0

($27,083)

0

 

Adjustment to budget IDEA-B Funds to Instructional program

 

 

 

 

 

$180,668

$1,685,161

23

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$16,662

($124,811)

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 93.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.1% of the total request ($1,699,981) for this program. The changes are primarily due to the full funding of all recommended positions, personnel reductions and a decrease in risk management premiums.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$8,349

 

Legislative Auditor costs

$287,457

 

Title XIX (Medicaid) Provider Fee

 

 

 

$295,806

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$739

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program

$7,950

 

Civil Service - Agency costs

$8,345

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System

 

 

 

$17,034

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$23,365

 

Four personal computers and office furniture

$73,316

 

Installation of handrails and air conditioning system for two (2) enclosed walkways

$24,792

 

Replace two (2) storage sheds

 

 

 

$121,473

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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