Archive for August, 2016

ESY PEIMS Submission Deadline

John Shaffer, ESC 13 Information Services Coordinator, has sent a “friendly reminder” regarding the deadline for PIEMS submission of ESY being Thursday, September 1, 2016. “If your school served students in a Bilingual/ESL summer school program, and Extended School Year special education services program, or had students complete college courses for both high school and college […]

Are you an ARD Coordinator or Facilitator or Do you know one?

  Join us for the new ARD Coordinator/Facilitator Network to enhance facilitation skills, to grow in understanding of ARD compliance, and to network with others.  We will meet 4 times this year. Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept 13th, 9:00-12:00. We will begin with getting to know each other, who we are and what we would […]

2016-2017 Significant Expansion for Charters

TEA Correspondence, August 18, 2016 Open-enrollment charter schools that have been awarded 2016–2017 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 criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment. This letter describes the following: Criteria defining significant […]

Excused Attendance for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

TEA issued a To the Administrator Addressed letter August 19, 2016 as a reminder of important statutes related to student attendance, public school admission, enrollment records, and tuition.  Section 25.087 (b)(2) and (3) address excused absences for students with autism spectrum disorders for an appointment with a health care practitioner to receive a generally recognized […]

Coming Soon: Online Application for Residential and Nonpublic Day through TEASE

The Nonpublic Day and Residential Online Application will be opening October 10th instead of the end of September as previously shared. The application will be combined with the existing High Cost Fund application.  In anticipation of this, TEASE user applications may be requested NOW for High Cost Funds.  This will automatically transfer to the NPDayRes/HCF (Nonpublic Day, Residential, […]

Aug/Sept Parental Involvement Connection is available

The August/September newsletter, The Parental Involvement CONNECTION, is available in English and Spanish.  This edition of the newsletter includes articles about back-to-school checklist, after-school snacks, school bus safety, and awareness of marijuana use. You may print the newsletter or place the link on your school website or forward the link to your families, but you must […]

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Submission Deadline: August 26, 2016

Reminder: The due date for submission of your 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated grant is August 26, 2016. The grant must be submitted in a substantially approvable form before expending any of the funds. In other words, you must submit the application before spending any of the funds.   SPED Funding ESC 13 Contact:

Commissioner Rules for SB 507 are Final

Commissioner rules on SB 507 are final and will be posted in the Texas Register on August 12, 2016, effective August 15. Listed below is the link to the complete rule package for your review. If you have questions, please contact Shirley Sanford at or 512.919.5375.          

Validations of Fiscal Data Reported by LEAs for Federal Grants

TTAA letter dated: July 29, 2016 The purpose of this letter is inform local educational agencies (LEAs) that the Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants programs.  Listed below are the data subject to validation: SC5050 Request […]

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement

TTAA letter dated: July 29, 2016 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 2015–2016 school year are subject to the reporting requirement related to the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. You are required to submit […]

Subscribe to RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter!