Archive for July, 2015

It’s July 31 . . . Do You Know Where Your SPP Is?

Data for SPP (State Performance Plan) indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 must be submitted through TEASE no later than Wednesday, August 12. For each of the indicators, approximately 50 districts have already certified their data. The deadline will not be extended, and districts that have not certified by the deadline will be out of […]

High Cost Fund State Plan: Note Changes Beginning 2015-16

TEA has posted the High Cost Fund State Plan. The plan outlines procedures for LEAs to apply for and receive High Cost Funds (HCF). Definition of HCF student: Services in IEP exceed the typical needs of a child with disability thus creating financial impact on LEA (more than three times the Texas average per pupil […]

SHARS Reporting Requirement – TEA

All Texas local educational agencies (LEAs) and fiscal agents that received or administered Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant funds in the 2013–2014 or 2014–2015 school year are subject to the reporting requirement related to the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. Districts will be required to submit the SHARS Reimbursement […]

15-16 Application for Approval of Funding for Residential Placement

The 15-16 Application for Approval of Funding for Residential Placement is now available upon request. If your district submitted an application during the 14-15 SY, the 15-16 forms were sent to the director or district RF placement contact. Should your district need to submit an application for the 15-16 SY, please contact Lori Merrell at for additional information and/or to […]

SPED Consolidated Grant, Schedule 6016 Fiscal Compliance Validation

TEA is reviewing SPED Consolidated grant applications submitted to date. They are validating the information entered in the Fiscal Compliance section (Schedule 6016). Approximately 600 LEAs will be spot checked for documentation. The two items looked at on the BS6016 schedule are #1:  expenditures for special education for year for which complete data is available and the LEA […]

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