Archive for September, 2011

Private School Consultation Process and eGrants

TEA is experiencing a large volume of 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant applications that are being sent back to the LEAs in negotiation status due to the PS3502 Private School Form. Part 7 “Describe the Basis Used by the LEA to Designa…

Program Guidelines (2009-2011 Special Education ARRA/Stimulus Grant Application)

An errata has been posted to the Program Guidelines for the 2009-2011 Special Education ARRA/Stimulus Grant application. On page 20, the Program Guidelines currently state the following: “All goods must be received and services rendered and subse…

Message from TEA Regarding SPP Data

Message From TEA We would like to take a moment to thank each district and charter for your continued support in submitting and certifying your annual SPP data in a timely manner. Your dedication and commitment truly made a difference in this year&#821…

ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Data Reporting

On September 28, 2011, TEA will open the expenditure reporting system (ER) to allow reporting of ARRA Section 1512 quarterly data for the quarter that ends September 30, 2011. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is advising local educational agencies (LE…

MOE Update

TEA has indicated that the mailing of the MOE letters has been delayed until the first week of October.  If you have questions about MOE or if you receive a letter and need assistance, please contact Linda McDaniel at linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net  o…

To The Administrator Addressed Letter Dated September 27, 2011

The following new Texas Education Agency Correspondence has been posted at the TEA website: Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Local Education Agencies with Residential Care and Treatment Facilities within Their Geographic Boundaries and/or Jurisd…

2011-2012 High Cost Fund Eligibility Application Deadline

The deadline to submit the 2011-2012 High Cost Fund Eligibility application is Saturday, October 1, 2011.  Technical assistance will not be available on Saturday, so it is advisable that LEAs submit the application on Friday, September 30, 2011. Infor…

New Date for Staging for PBM

TEA had indicated that the staging for Performance-Based Monitoring would occur the first week of October. TEA has been working very hard to accomplish that goal, and stated that due to lack of resources, that timeline must be adjusted.  TEA is ant…

Workshop Opportunity for Grades PreK -5th

Handwriting Without Tears Comes to Region XIII Region XIII is bringing in the Handwriting experts on November 9th and 10th. This developmental, multisensory handwriting  program, is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and…

Living in a Digital World: Apps for students with hearing impairments

I can’t think of a better way to motivate a child to learn than to use technology.  Our students are growing up in a world where technology is infused in every aspect of their lives, why not take advantage of this in the classroom?  When you se…