Archive for November, 2011

Legal Framework Update

Since the 82nd Legislative Session and the accompanying Special Session,  the Legal Framework team at ESC Region 18 have been working on over 20 frameworks, the Notice of Procedural Safeguards,  the ARD Guide, and the Side by Side. The revised frameworks that were published today are:  AUDITORY IMPAIRMENT, INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, USE OF STATE SPECIAL EDUCATION […]

TEA Correspondence Regarding 1.5% Reduction in Federal Funds

TEA has published clarifying information on the approximate 1.5% reduction to CATE, IDEA, and NCLB funds.  The reduction for the IDEA-B funds will vary for each LEA and will effect the 2011-2012 IDEA-B Formula funds.  TEA is anticipating that the maximum entitlements for IDEA-B Formula funds will be released on January 16, 2012. The letter, dated 11/29, can […]

2011-2012 Special Education SC5100-Coordinated Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form

The 2011-2012 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 Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  This deadline was originally provided in the program guidelines for the 2011-2012 IDEA-B Special Education Consolidated Grant, Errata #1, posted on June 28, 2011. The SC5100-Coordinated Early […]

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Spanish Glossary Project

The right of parents to participate in educational decision-making regarding their child with a disability is an important underpinning of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The OSEP Spanish Glossary<> was developed by the USDOE OSEP in collaboration with 17 Parent Centers across the country to ensure that educational terms related to the implementation […]

PBMAS/RF Extension Given

Great News….   TEA has just updated ISAM today and given all Stage 1 and 2 LEAs an extension.   Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) /Residential Facility (RF) Stages 1, 2, and 3 are now due to be completed and/or submitted December 16, 2011.    Please call: Laura Abbott  512-919-5207 or Linda McDaniel (charters)  512-919-5225 […]

Final Expenditure Reporting Deadline for LEAs – IDEA-B ARRA

The last day for LEAs to revise Final Expenditure Reports (FERs) for IDEA-B ARRA Formula and IDEA-B ARRA Preschool grants is November 30, 2011.  Additional reimbursements may be requested through November 30, 2011.  If your LEA has not submitted a final expenditure report, please do so before the deadline.

Residential Facility Tracker Initial Entry

Just a friendly reminder that Friday, November 18 is the last day for RF Tracker Initial Data Entry.  The system will remain open for continued data entry throughout the school year. For questions please contact: Laura Abbott  512-919-5207

Performance Based Monitoring/Residential Facility Tools

              The ESC Region XIII PBM Team is creating an integrated website for all things PBM. We’ve provided some of our Region XIII tools in this blog for easy access until the actual site is up and running…  Enjoy! PBMAS Flow Chart 2011-12 Integrated Staging Document Single Program Special […]

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Section 1512 Quarterly Reports Continuous Corrections Period

Please share this information with appropriate staff at your LEA. Today, November 8, 2011, TEA will open the expenditure reporting system (ER) to allow corrections to ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports submitted for the quarter ending September 30, 2011. The continuous corrections period will close November 30, 2011. This continuous corrections period is provided to accommodate […]

Carryover (Roll Forward) Funds Available on 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application

Carryover (roll forward) funds are now available in your 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant application. Please select the “New Amendment” button on the eGrants application before opening the BS6006 Budget Summary schedule. This action of selecting the “New Amendment” button will cause the carryover funds to populate in the Carryover row in “Part 1: Available […]

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