Archive for May, 2015

Emergency and Proposed Amendments to 89.1070: Graduation Requirements

The Commissioner has posted Emergency and Proposed Amendments to Commissioner’s Rule 89.1070. These amendments reflect changes to graduation requirements for all students based on SB 149. Important Dates: May 20: Filed as adopted on emergency basis June 5 to July 6: Public comment period June 15 (10 am to 1 pm) and June 17 (9 […]

SB 149 Critical Update for Special Education

TEA has posted answers to Frequently Asked Questions about SB 149. The document can be found on the TEA website. The following questions directly outline the options for students receiving special education services: 5. Are students who receive special education services eligible to receive an Individual Graduation Committee review? When a student receives special education […]

SB 149 and Special Education

Senate Bill 149 was signed by Governor Abbott on May 11, 2015 and takes effect immediately. This legislation provides additional methods for a student to earn a diploma if the student has met all graduation requirements other than passing end of course (EOC) exams. The Commissioner of Education posted a letter and emergency rules implementing […]

Revised IDEA-B Regulations Pertaining to Maintaining Fiscal Effort

On April 28, 2015, final regulations related to IDEA-B LEA MOE were published in the Federal Register. Revised 34 CFR 300.203 Refer to Table 8 in the link above for information on the MOE Eligibility Standard.  The 2015-2016 BS6016 schedule set for production may not fully reflect the exact language from the final rule. However, TEA […]

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