Archive for October, 2013

Important Change: Update on Plan of Action for IDEA MOE Determinations

A To The Administrator Letter issued today, October 30, 2013, indicates a major change in the state’s plan to determine LEAs maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements for IDEA. TEA will issue MOE determinations beginning with fiscal year 2015. TEA will use FY 2014 data from the Public Education Information Management System to establish a baseline […]

2013-2014 eGrants Data Request–Significantly Expanded Charter

Existing Charter schools who meet the criteria for significant expansion of enrollment must complete and submit the Special Education Data Request-Significantly Expanded form in eGrants by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, November 25, 2013. Applicants may locate the eGrants form as follows: 1. Access eGrants via TEASE. 2. From the drop-down list, select the 2013-2014 Special […]

New Secure Access Required by all LEAs for Federal Fiscal Data and Reports

The TEA Office for Grants and Federal Fiscal Compliance has implemented a new secure software application, called GFFC Reports and Data Collections, for the collection and distribution of federal fiscal-related data and reports, such as the following: * NCLB Title I, Part A comparability of services * IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort (MOE) * NCLB […]

PBMAS Staging Possible October 21 – 25, 2013

Staging for PBMAS may be released the week of October 21st. This new release window is dependent on: 1) final approval of staging designations still needed within TEA and 2) time for uploading information into ISAM. LEAs are encouraged not to wait for staging, but rather to review results already available in PBMAS reports and […]

SHARS and IDEA MOE Relationship

TEA Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting provided the following information on the GRANTSADMIN listserv on 10.4.2013. TEA is currently finalizaing a handbook that describes the relationship between SHARS and the IDEA-B MOE requirement. To help LEAs understand this relationship before the handbook is released, TEA has prepared the information below outlining the requirement […]

LEA Actions Required by Recent Legislation Impacting Services to Students with Disabilities

TEA issued a TTA Letter dated September 27, 2013 outlining the bills passed in the 83rd Legislature impacting LEAs and services to students with disabilities. Many of these bills became effective at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. TEA has begun rule development related to the new requirements, including stakeholder input. The LEA is […]

TAA Letter: Projected Impact to LEAs from Potential Federal Government Shutdown

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 30, 2013 addressing the projected impact to LEAs on a potential federal government shutdown. SPED Funding Contacts: Shirley Sanford at or Linda McDaniel at

Updated IDEA MOE Action Plan

TEA issued a TTAA letter on September 30, 2013 with updated information on IDEA MOE. The letter follows further communication between TEA and USDE regarding requirements for calculating IDEA Maintanence of Effort (MOE). The letter gives a newly revised action plan and timeline for FY 2009, FY 2010, FY 2011, FY 2012, and FY2013 IDEA MOE determinations. This […]

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