The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind At StauntonMission Statement
The Mission of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton is to provide essential services for children who are deaf or blind, and children who are deaf or blind with multiple disabilites. The school provides a quality day and residential instructional program for children referred by local school divisions and serves as a resource for childen with similar disabilities educated throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the school's educational philosophy is to provide students with many opportunities to learn in an environemnt that recognizes differences, challenges students to do their best, and actively involves the student in the learning process.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 6,435,865||$ 928,102||144.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 6,434,906||$ 928,102||143.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 7,078,912||$ 1,100,955||143.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 7,180,769||$ 1,002,914||143.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 11,024,926||$ 1,342,186||190.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ 0||$ 100,000||0.00|
|2009 Total||$ 11,024,926||$ 1,442,186||190.00|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 10,942,769||$ 1,341,987||190.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ (756,741)||$ 275,916||(9.50)|
|2010 Total||$ 10,186,028||$ 1,617,903||180.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriationIncreases nongeneral fund appropriation for federal special education grant. For each year, $100,000 (NGF).
Implement targeted reductionsImplements targeted reductions for 2009 and 2010 included in Governor Kaine's 2008-2010 Budget Reduction Plan. Reduction details can be found in Part D of this document. For 2010, a decrease of $756,741 (GF), an increase of $175,916 (NGF), and a reduction of 9.5 positions.
Budget Reduction Strategies
December Reduction Strategies
Captures savings from utilities and insurance associated with the planned demolition of Carter Hall. Students residing in this dorm will be moved to other dormitories while construction of new dorm is completed. The demolition is part of the bonded capital consolidation project for the two schools for the deaf and the blind.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (50,000)
Close superintendent's residence
Reduces utility and upkeep costs by closing superintendent's residence. The building is currently unoccupied.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (25,000)
Consolidate bus route
Consolidates two Northern Virginia bus routes into one route.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (54,770)
Freeze enrollment at current level
Freezes new student enrollment at October 9, 2008, census of 132 students. This will prevent an increase in student population, but will allow vacated student slots to be filled.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (15,746)
Fund two support staff positions with nongeneral fund
Funds salary and benefits of two general fund support staff positions with annual tuition reimbursements from local school divisions.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (125,916) NGF Appropriation $ 0 $ 125,916
Increase Medicaid reimbursements
Increases submission of Medicaid reimbursements to defray the costs of psychology and audiology services usually funded with general fund dollars.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (50,000) NGF Appropriation $ 0 $ 50,000
Reduce personal service costs
Captures vacancy and turnover savings from vacant positions. Five academic support positions are eliminated to better distribute workload after first year of consolidation of the two schools for the deaf and the blind.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (310,426) Position Changes 0.00 (9.50) Layoffs 0 5
Reduce personnel costs
Reduces residential and maintenance staff employment periods from 12 months to nine months, coinciding with the school year.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (40,000)
Reduce utility and staff travel costs
Achieves efficiency savings by turning off lights upon exiting rooms and turning off computers and monitors at the end of the day. Also implements limits on staff travel.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (62,116)
Remove additional funding for pay practices
Removes the half-percent pay practices funding granted to Executive branch agencies in the 2006-08 biennium.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (22,767)