Archive for the ‘Maintenance of Effort’ Category

2016-2017 SHARS Report Past Due. Now Due No Later than December 1, 2017

As described in the September 15, 2017 letter posted to the TEA Correspondence page, all LEAs and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant program for the 2016–2017 school year are required to submit a SHARS Survey. The deadline for submitting the required […]

SHARS Reporting Requirement Due October 31., 2017

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 15, 2017 reminding LEAs of a SHARS Reporting Requirement.  Deadline for submitting report: October 31, 2017. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2016–2017 school year must submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether they received SHARS reimbursements. Information will be used in the […]

IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Posted to GFFC Reports

The IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews for 2015-16 have been posted to GFFC Reports and Data Collections in TEASE.  This compliance report is needed for completion of the consolidated grant. Individual enforcement letters containing further instructions will be sent directly to LEA superintendents of districts in non-compliance with MOE regarding submission of refunds. The report title is: […]

IDEA-B MOE 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Report Posted–5 Business Day Response Window Open

TEA has posted each LEA’s 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Review Report in the GFFC application in TEASE. LEAs have five business days to compare TEA’s calculation to their own and, if applicable, submit the Exceptions Workbook with allowable exceptions and adjustments. The 2015-2016 Exceptions Workbook is accessible in the GFFC application under the tab ‘Download Response […]

LEA Preparation for 2015-2016 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews

TEA issued a TTAA letter dated March 13, 2017. The letter alerts LEAs to the anticipated release date of 2015-2016 IDEA-B preliminary maintenance of effort compliance reviews and provides a timeline for LEA response to preliminary reviews. Preliminary reviews will be released in early April in GFFC Reports and Data Collections. LEAs have five business […]

Updated MOE IDEA Calculation Tools March 2017

TEA posted new IDEA MOE Calculation Tools on March 8, 2017. The tools are basically the same except for a formula added to give some LEAs credit for allowable exceptions in intervening years. This change impacts about 91 LEAs statewide who failed Per-Capita tests  last year; submitted the Exception Workbook; and received approval for exceptions/adjustment submitted, […]

SHARS Reporting Due October 31, 2016

This is a reminder of the October 31, 2016 deadline for submitting the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Report form. This deadline applies to districts and charter schools that received IDEA-B funding in the 2015-16 school year. For details on this reporting requirement, refer to the September 16, 2016, To the Administrator Addressed letter […]

Revised MOE Templates and TETN Training October 13 or October 19, 2016

In a TTAA letter posted on October 4, 2016, to the TEA Correspondence page, TEA announced the availability of a revised IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tool for school districts and an alternate tool for use by open-enrollment charter schools. TEA is hosting two training opportunities for school districts and charter schools interested in finding out […]

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement–October 31, 2016

TEA TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED letter dated September 16, 2016: This letter describes a reporting requirement applicable to local educational agencies (LEAs) and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant program for the 2015–2016 school year. To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort […]

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Submission Deadline: August 26, 2016

Reminder: The due date for submission of your 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated grant is August 26, 2016. The grant must be submitted in a substantially approvable form before expending any of the funds. In other words, you must submit the application before spending any of the funds.   SPED Funding ESC 13 Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net