Archive for January, 2017

Travel and Mileage Reimbursement

Click on the link below to see new Texas Education Agency Correspondence. Travel and Mileage Reimbursement ESC 13 SPED Funding: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Item 4

Welcome to the next installment of the 8 items on the SPP Indicator 13 checklist. So far we’ve covered: Items 1 and 2 (Postsecondary Goals) Item 3 (Transition Assessments) Today’s focus will be on Checklist Item #4: Transition Services Video reviewing Item #4 (closed captioned) Transition Services: Helping Parents, Educators, and Other Stakeholders Understand Postschool […]

OSERS to Continue Review of PBMAS, Indicator 10

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) notified TEA in a letter dated January 19, 2017 that the department will conduct follow-up activities regarding Indicator 10 of the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS). See the letter below for more details about state level data that will be requested as well site visits […]

What’s “Special” About Graduation: New Resources!

The Class of 2017 is already thinking about graduation. Are you . . . ? Check out these new resources to support understanding of graduation for students with disabilities. New & improved Livebinder with links and information you’ll need to help all students plan for graduation and beyond Video explaining graduation requirements and the options […]

USDE Section 504 Guide for Parents and Educators

In December 2016, USDE officials released a guide for parents and educators that outlines the obligations of Section 504 for school districts. It outlines the key requirements, scenarios and the relationship of 504 with IDEA and ADA. The resource guide reminds all educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance from the USDE that they must vigilantly […]

USDE Guidance for Charters and Students with Disabilities

The USDE issued a letter (December 28, 2016) addressing the rights of students with disabilities who apply for or attend charter schools, clarifying that such students retain the rights afforded to them under IDEA, Section 504 and Title II of the ADA. In brief, the letter states student seeking to enroll or attend charter schools […]

District Reports for SPP Indicator 14

The surveys are in and reports are published! The results of the State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 14 year-out survey for students who graduated, dropped out, or earned a GED during the 2014-15 school year have been shared with the Transition/Post-School Results network. The October 2016 reports for state and Region 13 data are posted […]

Deadline February 1: Changes to Special Education SSA Membership

This is a reminder applies only to LEAs planning a change to their special education shared services arrangements (SSAs) for 2017–2018. If you are not making a change to your LEA’s SSA, no notification to TEA is required. Special Education SSA Configuration Changes Notify TEA if you are making any of the following changes to […]

SPP 7 Information

The 2016-17  SPP indicator 7 data collection and submission resources have been released. No significant changes to the data collection and/or submission process were noted. The SPP 7 application will open March 1, 2017. All SPP applications will close August 16, 2017. For questions regarding the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) and data collection, please contact Maryteresa […]

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