Archive for May, 2013

May 2013 Changes to SPP 11 (Child Find) and SPP 12 (EC Transition)

Effective immediately there are 2 changes to the data you will collect for State Performance Plan (SPP) 11 (Child Find) and 12 (Early Childhood Transition). In SPP 11 you will need to collect data on the number of children referred and completed between July1, 2012-June 30, 2013 as before. In this summer’s data entry you […]

Beat the Heat Free to Paraeducators

This just in! If you are a paraeducator in our Region 13 area, we would like to offer you free registration for our Beat the Heat Conference. Your contributions to the students you serve is invaluable!  Reward yourself with this important professional development opportunity. We have 3 registration options.  Choose the one that works best for you. […]

2013-2014 Substitute System of Time and Effort Reporting

In 2012, the US Department of Education (USDE) instituted a substitute system of federal time-and-effort reporting for employees supported by multiple cost objectives whose schedule was predetermined and who did not work on multiple activities at the exact same time. Prior to the implementation of the substitute system, those employees were required to document their […]

2013-2014 SPED Consolidated Application/eGrants

Important dates: May 31 (on or soon thereafter) — SPED Consolidated application released on eGrants July 1 (submit on or before) — Grant start date After July 1 — Date of submission becomes effective start date August 27 — Deadline to submit original application Ongoing — TEASE/TEAL permissions/authorizations current June 17, 9 am-12 noon — SPED […]

2013-2014 Residential Application Packet

Procedures and forms for TEA approval of a residential placement will be the same for the 2013-14 school year. Forms have been updated to reflect the new school year. Otherwise, no change. Residential Placement Application Powerpoint General Procedures and Instructions Residential Application Submission Form (submission required) SAS-A111-14  Application for Approval of Residential Placement (submission required) SAS-A111-14 Checklist (submission […]

FFY 2014 SHARS & MAC Outreach Notice

TEA and HHSC have collaborated to send a SHARS and MAC outreach notice. The Notice is intended to inform districts that do not currently participate in SHARS and/or MAC of the opportunity to participate in SHARS and/or MAC for the upcoming school year. This notification is to ensure that districts have ample opportunity to complete the enrollment process. TEA and HHSC recently […]

Capital Outlay Guidance for School Year 2013-2014 and Beyond

Effective for grants for the 2013–2014 school year, grantees will no longer be required to budget purchases of items that make up a “complete set” in class/object code 6600 when the cost of the set equals or exceeds the grantee’s capitalization threshold or $5,000, whichever is less. Instead, grantees will budget the purchase of those […]

May 14th Special Ed. Monitoring TETN Canceled

The Special Education Monitoring TETN scheduled for May 14th has been canceled. TEA also announced that are forming a multidivisional committee to address the Intensive Program of Instruction questions from the March 21st Special Ed. Monitoring TETN with feedback  anticipated in the next few weeks. For more information contact:  Shirley Sanford  512-919-5375

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