TEA posted new IDEA MOE Calculation Tools on March 8, 2017.
The tools are basically the same except for a formula added to give some LEAs credit for allowable exceptions in intervening years. This change impacts about 91 LEAs statewide who failed Per-Capita tests last year; submitted the Exception Workbook; and received approval for exceptions/adjustment submitted, but the amount credited was not sufficient to pass the test. These credits will
not be carried forward year until the LEA passes the test.
A TTAA letter is expected soon to explain this year’s IDEA MOE Compliance Review process; explain the changes to the tool; and provide timelines.
April 1st: Preliminary MOE IDEA Compliance Report posted in GFFC.
5 Business Days to submit Exceptions Workbook via GFFC explaining decline in fiscal effort.
End of May: Final MOE IDEA Compliance Report posted in GFFC.
In preparing for the IDEA MOE Compliance review process, LEAs are encouraged to use the revised tool to check compliance status. Since turnaround time is short (5 business days), non-compliant LEAs should begin reviewing the Exceptions Workbook and collecting documentation now.
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