Archive for January, 2016

IDEA-B MOE Compliant Review Process Flowchart

TEA has published a new resource on MOE IDEA. Some of you may have seen it at TCASE this month. The resource is a flowchart that illustrates the steps of TEA’s MOE compliance review process. Its purpose is to provide LEAs with additional information regarding TEA’s methodology for reviewing the materials LEAs submit to comply […]

RF Tracker – new server

The RF Tracker application will be closed on February 3rd and February 4th as it is moved to a new server.  The Tracker application should be back online by February 5th and you will be able to enter data again at that time. If you have questions please contact Joy Hunsucker at or 512-919-5177. […]

2015-16 High Cost Fund Eligibility Threshold set at $27,820

Brent Pitt from TEA Division of Federal and State Education Policy notified ESCs on Monday, January 25, 2016 of the following: The Average Per Pupil Expenditure (APPE) for Texas for 2015-16 is $9,273 which is actually higher than last year. This means that to qualify as a high-need student with a disability in the HCF […]

TEA IDEA-B MOE Trainings: February 9 and 11, 2016

News from the Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Training Available for LEAs: IDEA-B LEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) TEA is hosting two training opportunities for LEAs interested in finding out more about the process TEA will use to determine LEAs’ compliance with the IDEA-B LEA MOE requirement. The training will be provided through […]

SPP 7 Application Technical Issues

The SPP application for Indicator 7 is experiencing some issues with PET match, and other access issues resulting in user error messages. TEA is working to correct the problem. During this process, the application may become unavailable. We will notify you when TEA has resolved the issues. Take care, Lori Merrell    

SSA Membership Change Notification Due to TEA by February 1, 2016

From TEA Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting on 1/6/2016: This is a reminder of an upcoming special education deadline that applies only to LEAs planning a change to their special education shared services arrangements (SSAs) for 2016–2017. If you are not making a change to your LEA’s SSA, no notification to TEA is […]

2015-2016 High Cost Fund Update from TEA

TEA provided a High Cost Fund Update at a TETN on January 5, 2016. Additional information is posted in the High Cost Fund State Plan on the TEA website. Application Timelines: Anticipated opening: March Anticipated closing: 1st Friday in April Award: No later than July 1 ESC 13 SPED Funding contact:

SPP Data Submission for 2015-16

The updated documents and resources for State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 have been posted to the TEA website. The deadline for this required data submission is August 10, 2016. To meet this deadline, all districts and charter schools should be familiar with the requirements and have a plan in […]

SPP Indicator 7 Application Opening Delay

Due to some technical difficulties and delays to upgrades within the SPP application, the opening date for data entry in Indicator 7 will be delayed from January 1 until January 8.    All LEAs are required to certify their data. LEAs that have no students who meet the data collection criteria must still certify that […]

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