2017-2018 Significant Expansion of Enrollment–Charters Only

TEA issued a TTAA letter dated September 6, 2017 regarding the possibility of additional funding under IDEA-B. This funding is only available to charter schools. The letter describes the criteria and the process for submitting data to request consideration. Timelines: November 1, 2017 for 2017-2018 Funding or November 2, 2017-January 31, 2018 for 2018-2019 funding […]

Library Resource Roundup

Join area librarians in San Antonio on September 22, 2017 for the 24th annual Region 20 Library Resource Roundup!             This year’s keynote speaker will be Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days. We will also be joined by Curtis Jobling, author of Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse, and the Book Whisperer herself, Donalyn […]

LEA Closures/Start Dates in Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5

The following is the latest list of LEAs with delayed start dates and closures in Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5.  This is by no means a final list and could very easily change.  LEAs in Region 13 could very easily receive students with disabilities from these LEAs. Region 2 Port Aransas- closed until further notice, perhaps […]

Are you a special education instructional leader?

Join us for the Special Education Instructional Network – SPIN – to connect and learn with other special educators in Region 13. SPIN meets four times during each school year. Our first 2017-2018 meeting is on Wednesday, September 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. SPIN meetings are designed for special education instructional leaders to receive […]

Project Based Learning, Teaching and Learning Statistics and more… Join us this fall for Secondary Math Professional Learning Opportunities at Region 13!

All secondary Math workshops for the fall are open and ready for registration!  Come join us for some professional learning, new this fall include Project Based Learning in Math and Teaching and Learning Statistics.  We also have revamped and updated our Math STAAR Target workshops to include new resources and tools around the recently released […]

A Good Book

Last Friday night I attended the big football game for my area.  Everyone was hyped and the atmosphere was lively. I have to admit I, too, was excited for the first game of the season. However, instead of keeping my eye on the game I was mesmerized by a young student in front of me […]

Register Today! Basic PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System

ESC Region 13 will be hosting Basic PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System September 14 and 15, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Workshop ID #: FA1737552 Cost: $90 13 TSHA CEUs confirmed After this course, you will be able to: List the six phases of Picture Exchange Communication System. Recall the relationship between PECS and traditional […]

Sped Guidance for Students Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Disability Rights Texas has partnered with TXSER to provide a quick resource guide for families of children with disabilities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Information may be found on the TXSER website.  The guidance documents in English and Spanish are attached. Contact Ann Jinkins for assistance.  ann.jinkins@esc13.txed.net SPED_Guidance_Displaced_Espanol SPED_Guidance_Displaced_English  

Resources for Dealing with Harvey

Resources Several excellent resources developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) are available on the TASP website at:  www.txasp.org Resources include: Helping Children After A Natural Disaster Natural Disasters – Brief Facts New Schools for Students With Disabilities – Tips for Relocated Families Natural Disasters and Relocated Students With Special Needs – Recommendations […]

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 […]