Archive for August, 2015

Significant Expansion of Enrollment for Charter Schools Only

TEA has posted the following at the TEA website: 2015-2016 Significant Expansion of Enrollment-Open-enrollment Charter Schools Only Open-enrollment charter schools that have been awarded 2015–2016 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) or Individual with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal grants may qualify for additional funding under those grants if they meet specific significant expansion […]

IDEA FY 15 MOE Compliance Requirements

A TEA ‘To The Administrator Addressed’ letter issued August 25, 2015 outlines maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance requirements for fiscal year 2015. 1. LEAs must report SHARS reimbursements spent on special education programs for 2013-14 and 2014-15: The SHARS Reimbursement Report form opens in the GFFC Reports and Data Collection in TEASE/TEAL in mid-September and […]

Nonpublic Day School Count Due September 18, 2015

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides state special education funds to LEAs that contract with approved nonpublic day schools for the provision of educational services for students with disabilities. In order to receive funds, the LEA must complete the SPE-106 form to report attendance at Nonpublic Schools. If there are no students to report, submission […]

Field Trips and Out-of-State Travel Update from TEA

TEA has changed its policy requiring prior approval for the costs of educational field trips and program related out-of-state travel for school year 2015–2016. Effective immediately, federal grant subrecipients do not need to receive prior approval for these costs from TEA, nor will TEA issue prior approval for these costs. A To the Administrator Addressed […]

SPED Consolidated Grant Application Deadline August 27, 2015

LEAs must certify and submit their 2015-16 Special Education Consolidated grant application no later than August 27, 2015. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the loss of the LEA’s IDEA-B funds. ESC 13 Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

OSEP Guidance on MOE

OSEP issued OSEP Guidance MOE 2015 on the final LEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) regulations under IDEA-B. These regulations are effective on July 1, 2015. The major changes include: 1) clarification of the eligibility standard; 2) clarification of the compliance standard; 3) explanation of the subsequent years rule and 4) specification of the consequences for […]

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