Archive for the ‘Compliance-Special Education’ Category

TEA Validation Checks of Data Submitted for Federal Grants

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2018: TEA’s Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants. Among others, TEA will s…

Validation Alert: Schedule BS6016 Fiscal Compliance–LEA MOE Eligibility

Notice from TEA August 9, 2018 If selected for validation, response required within 2 business days! The purpose of this bulletin is to notify LEAs applying for the 2018–2019 Special Education Consolidated Grant that TEA will conduct a validation of ce…

SPED Consolidated Grant Assurances & the Corrective Action Responses

TTA Letter dated July 18, 2018 describes actions required for the SPED Corrective Action Responses. Corrective Action 1.b requires LEAs to submit assurances that “will clearly convey that the LEA’s special education policies, procedures, and programs a…

2017-2018 IDEA-B Supplemental Funds & MOE/Voluntary Reduction

From an email correspondence with the TEA Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting on July 19, 2018: The supplemental IDEA-B funds added to the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated grant would be included in any calculation of the amount an LEA can voluntarily r…

SPP Data Collection for 2017-18

All districts and charter schools must collect and submit data for State Performance Plan indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Resources (including an overview of SPP), documents, and links can be found on the SPP Livebinder from Region 13: www.bit.ly/spptexas ** All data for all districts and charter schools must be submitted and certified […]

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements Take Effect May 1, 2018!

In a TETN presentation on April 25, 2018, new STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements for the 2019 administration were announced. The newly revised Participation Requirements take effect May 1, 2018. They include changes to the number of requirements (there are now five instead of four), and clarifying language that defines a significant cognitive disability. The […]

End of Year Activities for RF Tracker

A TAA on “Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Districts with Residential Care …” will be sent out this month to remind districts of the obligation to complete the end of the year data submission for RF Tracker. Districts must complete the 2017-18 data collection no later than Monday, June 11, 2018 by 11:59 PM. […]

2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Notice

Texas Education Agency Correspondence re: MOE Compliance Review Early April: Preliminary MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC 5 Business Days after Posting: Submit any Exceptions, Adjustments, or Local Methodology in the Exceptions/Adjustment Workbook via GFFC May: Final MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC After May:  TEA Enforcement Letters to non-compliant LEAs requiring refund to TEA […]

TEA Communication: Parent Requests for Special Education Evaluation

TEA has provided a TAA Correspondence addressing the responsibilities and timelines for parent requests for special education evaluations under IDEA, TEC, and TAC.   Since the release of the OSEP monitoring report in January, TEA has been in the process of developing a corrective action plan.  The letter provides an overview of OSEP’s findings, clarifies the […]

SPP and SPEARS moving from TEASE to TEAL

TEASE is the online application for State Performance Plan (SPP) data submission. This application is migrating to the TEAL application. Important to know for the 2017-18 data submission: SPP will move from TEASE to TEAL on March 15, 2018 Users must either link their existing TEASE account to their TEAL account or create a new […]