Archive for the ‘TEA TAA Letters’ Category

SHARS Reporting Due October 31, 2018

TEA Letter dated 9/27/2018 instructs LEAs to report SHARS revenue. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2017–2018 school year must therefore submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether or not they received SHARS re…

Charter 2018-2019 Significant Expanision Data Collection for IDEA-B

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2013 This letter describes: Criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B for charters How open-enrollment charter schools request additional funding due to significant expansion of enrollment Significant…

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…

Public Notices: New Expenditure Code (Object 6491)

In a TAA Correspondence, TEA notified LEAs of a required change in expenditure coding for required public notices. Questions: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net  

2018-2019 Fund Code Deletions for SSAs

A June 13, 2018 TTAA letter informed LEA that some funds codes have been deleted in the 2018–2019 Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) PEIMS code table C145 and are no longer active. Although the fund codes are still listed in the Financial Accountabi…

IDEA MOE LEA Response Due by May 2, 2018

TEA To The Administrator Addressed letter dated April 24, 2018 states: 2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews are posted in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application in TEAL. LEA actions, if needed, due by May 2, 2018. Q…

2017–2018 IDEA-B Grants: Extension of Project End Date

TTAA Letter March 21, 2018 Notify Business Office and LEA Grant Managers of change. No other action required at this time. TEA is implementing a fiscal pilot project designed to lessen the administrative burden on both the agency and local educational agencies (LEAs). The pilot involves the 2017–2018 IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Preschool grants, both […]

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 […]

Commissioner Morath Waives Grade 5 and 8 Student Retesting, Retention Requirements for Harvey Students

Below is a link to the TEA To the Administrator Addressed Update from Commissioner Morath removing the requirement to conduct grade placement committees and any related June 2018 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) retests in fifth and eighth-grade for districts within the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey Related Elimination of […]

Revised IDEA MOE Calculation Tool and Resources

TTAA letter dated December 15,2017 Local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive or administer Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant funds must demonstrate compliance with the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirement. Although TEA conducts IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance reviews each spring, LEAs are also responsible for performing their own calculations to determine IDEA-B […]