Archive for January, 2014

Delayed Release of SPED Maximum Entitlements

From TEA Grants Administration: Grantees that receive funding through the 2013-2014 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application were informed that maximum entitlements would be available on or around January 24, 2014. The posting of maximum entitlements has been delayed, primarily by the agency’s bad-weather closures on January 24 and January 28, 2014. TEA staff is working […]

Special ED SSA Changes: February 1st Deadline

This is a reminder of an upcoming special education deadline for LEAs planning a change to their special education shared services arrangements (SSAs) for 2014-2015. LEAs making either of the following changes must notify TEA by February 1, 2014, in order for the agency to finalize IDEA-B planning amounts for the 2014-2015 school year: * […]

SHARS and IDEA MOE Clarification

SHARS has two distinct aspects which impact IDEA MOE calculations. 1.Exclude any expenditures from SHARS reimbursements spent on special education services from the LEA’s state/local expenditures for the purpose of IDEA maintenance of effort (MOE). The TEA/OSEP December 2013 clarification did not change this requirement. We are not anticipating a change in the guidance handbook or […]

Legal Framework Updates

New rules = Updates in the Legal Framework.   The following frameworks have been updated.  Click on the titles that are underlined to access the comparison document of changes for the framework. Under Child Find the following frameworks have been updated: DYSLEXIA SERVICES MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS Under Consent the following framework has been updated: CONSENT TO ACCESS PUBLIC BENEFITS Under Discipline the […]

Shared Service Arrangment (SSA) Deadline: February 1, 2014

LEAs  changing their special education shared services arrangements (SSAs) for 2014-2015 must submit info to TEA by February 1, 2014 in order for TEA to finalize IDEA-B planning amounts for 2014-2015. LEAs making either of the following changes must notify TEA by February 1, 2014: *         If the LEA is participating in a new special […]

High Cost Fund Application Deadline Extended

Due to the late opening of the HCF Application, TEA has extended the deadline to January 28, 2014. Questions? Contact Linda McDaniel at linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net    

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