Archive for November, 2016

2016-2017 Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form Due 12/2/2016

2016-2017 Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form (SC5100) LEAs identified as having Significant Disproportionality MUST expend 15% of the IDEA-B maximum entitlement on Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) activities. In addition, LEAs MAY expend up to 15% of the IDEA-B maximum entitlement on services for students who do not meet the definition of a student […]

To The Administrator Addressed Letter Regarding District Responsibilities Under IDEA

The Texas Education Agency has responded to inquiries regarding district responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act through a letter dated November 17, 2016. The letter includes information regarding: Child Find Misidentification and Disproportionate Representation Performance-Based Monitoring System Response To Intervention If you have questions, please contact shirley.sanford@esc13.txed.net

Nonpublic Residential Application Technical Issue

The TEA is currently working to resolve an issue with the Nonpublic Residential TEASE application which limits the  ability to enter service times as written in the IEP and contract in the application. At this time the TEA is hopeful  the issue will be resolved in time for the December 1 deadline. However, districts and […]

TEA Responds to USDE Special Education Concerns

TEA issues news release on November 2, 2016. ESC 13 SPED Compliance Team: Ann Jinkins, Lori Merrell, Joy Hunsucker, Elizabeth Danner, or Linda McDaniel at firstname.lastname@esc13.txed.net  

2016-2017 Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention Staging

TEA correspondence (11/2/2016) describes this year’s PBMAS process. Click below to access the letter and links to guidance documents and tools. 2016-2017 Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention Staging  Note: The PBMAS Staging Framework document (see footnotes) in the letter states that special education indicator 10 will not be included. Districts who received a 2016 LEA Compliance Report […]

News from the Department of Grants and Federal Fiscal Compliance: October 31 Deadlines Extended to November 2

On Monday, October 31, 2016, TEA experienced an outage that made many online systems unavailable. The problem is now resolved, and all online systems are available. All October 31, 2016, deadlines related to the following have been extended to November 2, 2016: Any expenditure reports originally due October 31 The Rural and Low Income Schools […]

Systems Outages Impacting eGrants and Expenditure Reporting

News from the Grants Administration Division TEA is experiencing outages with our website, PEIMS, TEASE, TEAL, and the Expenditure Reporting System.  We are aware that October 31, 2016, is the deadline for several expenditure reports and the Rural Low Income Grant Application. We will be providing extensions for these deadlines and will notify you via […]

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