Archive for June, 2015

Substitute System of Federal Time and Effort Reporting

The Texas Education Agency has posted guidance on the use of a substitute system for federal time and effort reporting under the new EDGAR regulations.  LEAs (districts and charters) may request approval to use the substitute system, allowing for semi-annual certification for employees working on more than one federal grant.  For more information, see the […]

2015-16 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application

The Texas Education Agency anticipates the opening of the 2015-2016 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application on or about June 11, 2015. Allocations will be made available on the Division of Grants Administration’s Federal Entitlements  Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, August 27, 2015. Questions: Contact

TEASE Trouble-Shooting

Many districts across the state are reporting difficulties with saving data for SPP indicators in the TEASE system. These issues are stemming from the type or version of the browser used to access TEASE, not from the TEASE system. Be sure to use Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher, and to use Compatibility View for […]

Travel and Mileage Reimbursement

The following new Texas Education Agency Correspondence has been posted at the TEA website: Travel and Mileage Reimbursement Please note: Written travel policies are required. SPED Funding Contact:  

TEA Update: Upcoming Public Hearings on Proposed Rule Packages

The Texas Education Agency will convene public hearings on June 15, 2015 and on June 17, 2015, to obtain public comment related to proposed rule packages that would amend various rules related to special education in the Texas Administrative Code. To review the proposed amendments, visit To view the June 15, 2015 notice, visit […]

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