Archive for June, 2012

Preview AYP Data Tables Available Now!

Wondering about Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2012? Available NOW! through the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE) portal (in the accountability application) are your 2012 AYP preview data tables. These tables are confidential, unmas…

Junior Master Gardener Workshop

Gardening in the classroom is a great way to integrate the real world into the science classroom.  Students learn life cycles, nutrition, environmental science issues, and more while producing food or habitat. Come learn how to integrate gardening int…

TMSDS Webinar Recording

If you weren’t able to attend the TMSDS webinar about saving your assessments and reports here’s the link to the recording. TMSDS Webinar Recording

Attention All LEAs–IDEA MOE FYs 09-10 Update

TEA will issue revised Preliminary Letters of Findings regarding FYs 09-10 IDEA MOE (2008-09 to 2009-10) to ALL LEAs this Friday, June 22, 2012. Notification to all LEAs is a change in procedure as typically TEA only notifies LEAs who are noncompliant…

Summer Reading List for SLPs

Are you looking for something to do with all of your free time this summer?  Thinking of what to put on your wish list for purchase by your supervisor?  Here’s my recommended summer reading list of 5 books for SLPs! The Journal of Best Practices: …

DISCOUNTS AND FREE MATERIALS* NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Looking for supports and services customized to meet the goals of your School Improvement Plan? Are you a fan of discounts? Do you like getting things for free and raving about it to all your friends? The Region 13 Turnaround Team has developed a Turna…

PPCD Location Codes are changing

PPCD Service location codes are changing. These codes are currently in PIEMS data standards, section 4, code Table ID C184. Attached are the new codes with explanation. TEA will be conducting a TETN with ESC personnel to help clarify the new codes. Bre…

New PPCD Location codes

PPCD Service location codes are changing. These codes are currently in PIEMS data standards, section 4, code Table ID C184. Attached are the new codes with explanation. TEA will be conducting a TETN with ESC personnel to help clarify the new codes.  …

AISD trustees approve tax breaks to owners of historic properties

Austin school board members Monday night approved continuing to give owners of historic properties tax breaks.

In a 6-2 vote, the board approved for another year its participation in the city’s program to give property tax exemptions to historic properties. Trustees Vince Torres and Robert Schneider voted against; Trustee Tamala Barksdale was not present.

The district would have net about $350,000 if trustees had not passed the measure. The district could have collected more than $1.8 million in property taxes but would have sent nearly $1.5 million to the state under school finance laws.

The board Monday night also approved the district’s $724.2 million expenditure budget, confirmed the appointments of two principals and named several executive positions, including the Mel Waxler, the district’s attorney since 2000, to chief of staff.

AISD trustees approve tax breaks to owners of historic properties

Austin school board members Monday night approved continuing to give owners of historic properties tax breaks.

In a 6-2 vote, the board approved for another year its participation in the city’s program to give property tax exemptions to historic properties. Trustees Vince Torres and Robert Schneider voted against; Trustee Tamala Barksdale was not present.

The district would have net about $350,000 if trustees had not passed the measure. The district could have collected more than $1.8 million in property taxes but would have sent nearly $1.5 million to the state under school finance laws.

The board Monday night also approved the district’s $724.2 million expenditure budget, confirmed the appointments of two principals and named several executive positions, including the Mel Waxler, the district’s attorney since 2000, to chief of staff.