Archive for February, 2016

Data Validation Monitoring for Student Assessment STAAR Alt 2

Special education monitoring has shared that 2 areas of STAAR Alt 2, Medical Exemption and No Authentic Academic Response (NAAR), will specifically be reviewed this year. Students must first meet the eligibility criteria for STAAR Alt 2 in order to qualify for either exemption. Prior to selecting a NAAR or Medical Exemption, criteria for eligibility […]

Corrected: Charter School Federal Funding and Indirect Cost SC5050 Due April 7, 2016

The 2016–2017 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is now available in eGrants. The SC5050 is an eGrants special collections report that applies only to the following applicants: • Open-enrollment charter schools • South Texas independent school district • Windham School District • Texas Juvenile Justice Department • Texas […]

Charter Schools: SC5050 Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Request April 7, 2016

The 2016–2017 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is now available in eGrants. The SC5050 is an eGrants special collections report that applies only to the following applicants: • Open-enrollment charter schools • South Texas independent school district • Windham School District • Texas Juvenile Justice Department • Texas […]

Review of Children Receiving SSI

In response to an increase in the number of children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the Texas Disability Determination Services (DDS), a division of DARS, will be conducting a review.  School districts and charters will be asked to provide special education records, discipline reports, testing and other information that can only be obtained from school […]

High Cost Funds Update and Attachments

In an attempt to help LEAs prepare for the opening of the High Cost Funds (HCF) Eligibility application (targeted for February 29th), TEA has sent the following guidance for districts and charter schools that may be considering submitting a HCF Eligibility application. The most recent APPE for Texas is $9,273. This means that an LEA has […]

TEA Re-Clarification of Travel Reimbursement for Non-Overnight Meals

Reclarification of Travel Reimbursement for Non-Overnight Meals TEA Division of Grants Administration Individuals on non-overnight travel status and LEAs should both be aware of a provision of the General Appropriations Act that applies specifically to reimbursement for meal expenses incurred during non-overnight travel (six or more consecutive hours of business conducted outside the employee’s designated […]

TEA Update: Non-Overnight Meals

News from the Division of Grants Administration Clarification of Travel Reimbursement for Non-Overnight Meals Individuals on non-overnight travel status and LEAs should both be aware of a provision of the GAA that applies specifically to reimbursement for meal expenses incurred during non-overnight travel (six or more consecutive hours of business conducted outside the employee’s designated […]

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