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19B SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND COMMISSIONS - 19-651 Louisiana School For the Visually Impaired

The Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired (LSVI), located in Baton Rouge, provides elementary and secondary education for visually handicapped children 3 - 21 years of age. The school, under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education serves up to 60 students at an annual cost of over $71,000/student/year. The school budget summarized below is organized in three program areas: administration, instruction and residential.

Administration/Support Services provides the direction needed to operate and maintain all functions necessary for the efficient operation of this school.

Instructional Services provides a specifically designed regular instructional program for grades preschool through 12, as well as alternative programs for multi-handicapped students who are able to benefit from the graded curriculum. The program accommodates each student's needs based on an "Individualized Education Plan" (IEP) developed to ensure that the student will be least restricted in attaining his/her potential for educational growth. (25.1% of total cost).

Residential Services provides the services necessary to provide a house-like atmosphere for students and to help them develop as much independence as possible. The residential staff supplements the efforts of LSVI's instructional staff.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR CHILDREN

 

 

1998-1999

 

 

(MILLIONS $)

MEANS OF FINANCING:

 

 

 

 

 

STATE GENERAL FUND

 

$4.0

   Interagency Transfer

 

  0.3

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$4.3

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES:

 

 

 

 

 

Administration/Support

 

$1.1

Instructional Services

 

2.1

Residential Services

 

 1.1

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$4.3


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