Archive for January, 2015

Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) Changes, Deadline February 1, 2015

LEAs making either of the following changes must notify TEA by February 1, 2015, in order for the agency to finalize IDEA-B planning amounts for the 2015–2016 school year: * If the LEA is participating in a new special education Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) * If there is a configuration change to any existing Shared Services […]

IEP Facilitation — New Resources

Education Service Center Region 13 provides resources for parents and professionals on IEP facilitation. The Facilitated IEP (FIEP) webpage hosts a number of resources including: Video of an IEP Meeting showing the administrator using facilitation techniques Parent Handbook for Special Education (download in English or Spanish) The new IEP Facilitation LiveBinder provides more resources and houses the Tools […]

Deadline Extended for Reporting 2013-14 Expenditures on Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B), LEAs are allowed to expend grant funds on coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) for students who do not meet the definition of students with a disability. LEAs that expend IDEA-B funds for CEIS must complete and submit the SC5100 Coordinated Early Intervening Services data collection […]

Graduation Requirements: Revised Commissioner’s Rule 89.1070

Commissioner’s Rule 89.1070 has been revised to reflect the graduation requirements for students with disabilities, including the new requirements through House Bill 5. The revised rules were posted to the Texas Register and are effective January 1, 2015. Region 13 developed a document to help schools and ARD committees respond to the new rules, and […]

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