Archive for the ‘TEA Updates’ Category

2017-2018 SPED SC5100-CEIS Data Report Due December 1, 2017

The 2017–2018 Special Education SC5100—Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection form is due to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. This data collection must be submitted annually by LEAs to report the number of children who received coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) and who subsequently received special […]

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 […]

Guidance from TEA on SB 1153

TEA has posted guidance related to SB 1153.   The guidance reads: Notice and Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Response to Interventions for Children Not Eligible for Special Education Senate Bill (SB) 1153, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, changed Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 26.0081. The changes require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to update […]

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 […]

EDGAR Guidance on Non-competitive Procurement with Federal Funds During an Emergency

According to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), grant recipients who use federal grant funds to procure property and services must follow general procurement standards (2 CFR 200.318). Federal grant recipients must select a procurement method that is most appropriate according to the circumstances involved. The procurement methods available to the federal grant recipient […]

HB 657—Notification of Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee’s (ARDC’s) Options Related to Grade Promotion

An update from TEA. The Agency has received questions stemming from the newly created subsection (i-2) of Section 28.0122 of the Texas Education Code.  In context, the new requirements (represented by the underlined text) are as follows: (i)         The admission, review, and dismissal committee of a student who participates in a district’s special education program […]

SPED Consolidated Grant Deadline Extended to September 11, 2017

Application Deadlines Extended Due to the severe hardship created by Hurricane Harvey for many local educational agencies, the Texas Education Agency is extending the due date to September 11, 2017, for the following grant applications: 2017-2018 ESC IDEA-B Sensory Impairments 2017-2018 ESC State Gifted and Talented 2017-2018 ESC Title I, Part C Migrant Basic Services […]

2016-2017 Amendment Deadline Extended to July 17, 2017

Information provided by the TEA Grants Administration on July 10, 2017: Amendment Deadline Extended for 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application Budget adjustments have been completed for the 2016-2017 IDEA-B Formula Grant in the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. The eGrants system has been reopened to allow amendments for the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated […]

2017-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Revised Final Allocations

The final allocations have been calculated for the 2016-17 IDEA-B Formula Grant in the Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. TEA is completing budget adjustments the week of June 19, 2017; the application may display in eGrants as “available” however TEA is asking LEAs NOT to make changes to applications at this time. Once the budget […]

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant Application Open

The 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application is now available in eGrants.  Allocations are available and can be viewed on the Entitlements, Grants Administration Division page. Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Central Time, August 25, 2017 Information about the grant application can be found on the TEA’s Grant Opportunities page.  Search for 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated […]