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Program B: Instructional Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Instructional Services Program is to provide educational services through a total program designed to "mainstream" or return the individual to his or her home parish as a contributor to society.

The goal of the Instructional Services Program is to provide training and maximize the independent capabilities of each client so that they can be placed in the mainstream of a normalized life.

The Instructional Services Program accommodates each student's needs based on an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), developed to ensure that the student will be least restricted in attaining his or her potential for educational growth. Education and related services recommended for the student as part of the IEP shall be directly related to the achievement of the annual goals and short-term objectives specified in the student's written IEP when necessary for the child to benefit from special education services. These may include but are not limited to transitional services, therapy and related services, speech and language services, social services, counseling services, psychological services, special transportation, adaptive wheelchairs, adaptive devices, and all medical evaluations required to allow the child to benefit from their educational program.

The Instructional Services Program provides educational services through a total program designed to "mainstream" or return the individual to his or her home parish as a contributor to society. Programming accommodates each student's needs based on an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), developed to ensure that the student will be least restricted in attaining his or her potential for educational growth. LSEC is accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education. The curriculum is highly individualized and includes training in academic areas such as reading and writing (both handwriting and typing for those too severely physically handicapped to hold a pencil or pen), mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, music, arts and crafts, and health and physical education. Instruction utilizing computers and manual and electronic communications devices is also provided at LSEC.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. During FY 1998-99, the Instructional Services Program will demonstrate effectiveness as measured by 100% of the students achieving 70% of IEP goals.

2. During FY 1998-99, the Instructional Services Program will maintain a student/teacher ratio of 5:33:1.

3. The Instructional Services Program will ensure that the instructional services cost will not exceed 33% in FY 1998-99.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

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. The Department of Education transfers funds to this program from the Professional Improvement Program. The Department of Education also sends funds to this program from Part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-B), which provides grants to states to assist in providing a free and appropriate public education to all handicapped children. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education transfers funds to this program from the Louisiana Quality Support Education Fund [8(g)].

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,153,705

$1,971,555

47

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,153,705

$1,971,555

47

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($1,965)

($1,965)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$23,157; Replacement/New: +$21,192)

$2,357

$3,571

0

 

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

$44,774

$67,840

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$18,653

$31,691

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($69)

($226)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($29,073)

($68,354)

0

 

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

$0

$59,537

2

 

Transfer of two (2) positions from Administration program

$0

$27,083

0

 

Adjustment to budget IDEA-B funds from Administration program

 

 

 

 

 

$1,188,382

$2,090,732

49

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$34,677

$119,177

2

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.3% of the total request ($2,104,984) for this program. The total recommended figure includes funding for merit increases and 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

$11,550

 

Student Transportation for mandatory homegoings

 

 

 

$11,550

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$21,192

 

Adaptive Physical Education and Therapeutic equipment

 

 

 

$21,192

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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