Archive for August, 2011

2011-2012 CEIS Data Entry Explanation Charts

TEA furnished the following charts to help LEAs enter the correct data in the SC5100 section of the SPED Consolidated Grant Application. The charts have the same information–just different formats. CEIS SC5100 Chart CEIS SC5100 Chart Brief Contact Linda McDaniel at or Shirley Sanford at if you have questions.

REMINDER: 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application Due Monday, September 12, 2011

The 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application is due Monday, September 12, 2011, at 5 p.m. Central Time. Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system at If your local educational agencies (LEAs) plan to apply, please ensure that their applications are submitted by the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact  Linda […]

2011-2012 SC5100 CEIS Data Collection Form – Working Properly

On 8/23/11, you were notified that the 2011-2012 SC5100 CEIS Data Collection form was not working properly. The problem has been resolved. Refer to post sent on August 23 titled 2011-2012 SC5100 CEIS Data Collection Form for details on completing this form. If you have any questions, please contact  Linda McDaniel at 512-919-5225 or or […]

STAAR Modified Participation Requirements

                Breaking News— TEA has posted the new participation requirements for STAAR-Modified.  This form can also be located on TEA’s website at the STAAR Modified Resources page and is a State-Required Documentation Form. This means that TEA requires campuses to complete and file this form for all students who take […]

ARRA IDEA-B Formula and ARRA IDEA-B Preschool Grants

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Individuals with Disabilities Act, Part B (IDEA-B) Formula and the ARRA IDEA-B Preschool grants, which end September 30, 2011, both permit infrastructure investments as allowable costs. Though these grants permit infrastructure investment costs, local educational agencies (LEAs) must comply with numerous federal requirements. The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA’s) […]

Non-Educational Community-Based Support Services

Close Out 2010-2011 It’s time to close the books on 2010-2011 Non-Ed funding.  In 2010-2011, funds were awarded and sent UP-FRONT to the LEA in accordance with the Letter of Agreement for each student. Funding ends August 31, 2011. At that time, an Expenditure Report with original signature must be submitted for EACH STUDENT by SERVICE CODE.  Send the report and refund […]

Rosa’s Law and HB1481

What did Rosa’s Law do? When Rosa’s law was passed in January 2010 the term “mental retardation” was removed in federal laws and regulations and the term “intellectual disabilities” was inserted.   The bill in full can be accessed by clicking here. What does HB 1481 do? HB 1481 replaces the term “persons with mental retardation” […]

Special Education Consolidated Grant Application

An Errata #2 has been added to the documents associated with the 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant application.  Erratas are used as revisions to the Program Guidelines. The actual Program Guidelines will not be revised, so LEAs will need to view the Program Guidelines as well as the Erratas for guidance concerning the Special Education […]

2011-2012 SC5100 CEIS Data Collection Form

There is a problem with the 2011-2012 SC5100 Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection form. If an LEA did not reserve CEIS funds in 2010-2011, but did reserve CEIS funds in 2009-2010 and/or 2008-2009, the LEA should leave Rows A and B blank and only enter data in Row C and/or Row D. However, […]

High Cost Fund Eligibility Application

This is a reminder that the High Cost Fund Eligibility application opened Monday, August 15, 2011.  The deadline to submit a request for a High Cost Fund award is Saturday, October 1, 2011.  Although the deadline is on a Saturday, no technical assistance will be available on Saturday.  LEAs are encouraged to submit their applications […]

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