2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application opens 10/1/17

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application will open on October 1, 2017, and closed on June 1, 2018.  All continuing and new nonpublic placements with instructional code 50 or 60 need to be entered into the application for notification and/or funding.  Contracts with approved nonpublic schools can be dated for no more than 365 days during the school/fiscal year between July 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018.

Please note that, as of September 1, 2017, there is a new daily rate for residential services set by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) per the 85th Legislature not to exceed $277.37.  If the days in the contract before September 1 are at a lower daily rate and a higher daily rate after September 1, then the amounts should average out for the funding application. Be sure the amounts are reflected in the nonpublic school’s Cost Analysis.

 Please contact Lori Merrell (lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net) with questions.

SPP 7 Duplicate Student Issue

SPP 7 is experiencing an issue that has not been resolved with regards to allowing SPP 7 users to incorrectly re-enter a student record that may already exist in the system.  Once a user enters a duplicate record on a student, the system will then not let the campus entry designee submit the campus information nor the district certifier to certify and submit to TEA.  Each time this occurs, TEA must employ the development team to remove the duplicate student record, which takes some time to do.

Please advise SPP 7 personnel who may be entering student level data to refrain from trying to delete and re-enter students who already exist in the system.

For students who require an EXIT before campus and districts can submit, please refer to the following directions:

  • If you have “exit required” in the record requirement column for any student, you must provide exit information before certifying.
  • Go to the Exit Child Outcomes tab and select the campus.
  • Enter the student’s UID to locate the existing student in the application (only students with an entry record will be found).
  • Based on the EXIT reason chosen, you may be required to provide the EXIT COSF information, or not.
  • If you have students in the list who did not return from previous school years, and/or exited before this school year began, you must enter a date on or after July 1, 2016.

Please contact Lori Merrell at lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net  if you need additional help with creating EXIT records on a student identified in the system.

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 Grant Application. The new amendment deadline is July 17, 2017.

LEAs are encouraged to review the When to Amend the Application document on the Administering a Grant page of the TEA website to determine if an amendment is necessary.

For questions about the revised final allocations, please contact your Special Education Consolidated Grant Application negotiator in the Grants Administration Division at grants@tea.texas.gov or (512) 463-8525.

ESC 13 Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

2016-2017 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 adjustments process is complete, TEA will notify LEAs via the listserv that the system will be reopened for submission of amendments, if necessary.

You are encouraged to review the information in the “When to Amend the Application” document on the Administering a Grant page of the TEA website to determine if an amendment is necessary.

Contact Linda McDaniel (linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net) for support.

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 LEA MOE Compliance Review

The school year is: 2015-2016

TEA To the Administrator Addressed LEA MOE Compliance Reviews


Contact Ann Jinkins or Linda McDaniel for assistance.

SPP Countdown: T-minus 2 months . . .

The required data collection for State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 is in full swing. The deadline to submit and certify 2016-17 data through TEASE is August 16, 2017.

Do you know:

For more information, including technical difficulties and other issues, contact:

Lori Merrell (SPP 7, 11, and 12)


Elizabeth Danner (SPP 13 and 14)



TED Tips: Senate Bill 748

Senate Bill 748, relating to transition planning, was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. While the act went into effect on the date it was signed into law (June 9, 2017), the revised rules will apply beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

This new law amends TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017. Check out this brief video to learn more about what educators, especially TEDs, need to know about the revised rules.

For more information about transition planning in Texas, contact the Secondary Transition/Post-School Results network member at your ESC.

The contact for Region 13 is Elizabeth.Danner@esc13.txed.net

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 Grant Application.  Additional information on how to apply for a grant is available on the Applying for a Grant page.

Reminder: The application must be submitted in a substantially approvable format before any expenditures are charged to this grant.

eGrants Work Session: ESC 13, June 23, 2017 #SU1737319 9 AM-Noon

ESC 13 SPED Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc.13.txed.net

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant to Open by June 9, 2017

The 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant application will open on or about Friday, June 9.

Both the application and allocations (planning amounts) will be available on or before that date. TEA will notify eligible applications via listserv when the applications and allocations are available.

ESC SPED Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Amendment Deadline: June 16, 2017

The last day to submit an amendment for your 2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant application is June 16, 2017.

Please review your grants to ensure funds are budgeted as appropriate. Review the TEA document When to Amend to see if an amendment is needed.

ESC 13 SPED Funding contact: Linda McDaniel

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