Archive for September, 2017

Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application Opening Date Postponed

The opening date for the Nonpublic Day School and Residential application has been postponed until October 5, 2017 due to server issues. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Merrell at lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net or 512-919-5424.

Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application will open on October 1, 2017 and close on June 1, 2018.  An updated PowerPoint will be posted on the TEA website by the end of the week. If you have questions or need assistance with accessing the application in TEASE, please contact Lori Merrell at 512-919-5424 […]

SHARS Reporting Requirement Due October 31., 2017

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 15, 2017 reminding LEAs of a SHARS Reporting Requirement.  Deadline for submitting report: October 31, 2017. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2016–2017 school year must submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether they received SHARS reimbursements. Information will be used in the […]

2017-2018 Significant Expansion of Enrollment–Charters Only

TEA issued a TTAA letter dated September 6, 2017 regarding the possibility of additional funding under IDEA-B. This funding is only available to charter schools. The letter describes the criteria and the process for submitting data to request consideration. Timelines: November 1, 2017 for 2017-2018 Funding or November 2, 2017-January 31, 2018 for 2018-2019 funding […]

LEA Closures/Start Dates in Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5

The following is the latest list of LEAs with delayed start dates and closures in Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5.  This is by no means a final list and could very easily change.  LEAs in Region 13 could very easily receive students with disabilities from these LEAs. Region 2 Port Aransas- closed until further notice, perhaps […]

Sped Guidance for Students Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Disability Rights Texas has partnered with TXSER to provide a quick resource guide for families of children with disabilities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Information may be found on the TXSER website.  The guidance documents in English and Spanish are attached. Contact Ann Jinkins for assistance.  ann.jinkins@esc13.txed.net SPED_Guidance_Displaced_Espanol SPED_Guidance_Displaced_English  

Resources for Dealing with Harvey

Resources Several excellent resources developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) are available on the TASP website at:  www.txasp.org Resources include: Helping Children After A Natural Disaster Natural Disasters – Brief Facts New Schools for Students With Disabilities – Tips for Relocated Families Natural Disasters and Relocated Students With Special Needs – Recommendations […]

EDGAR Guidance on Non-competitive Procurement with Federal Funds During an Emergency

According to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), grant recipients who use federal grant funds to procure property and services must follow general procurement standards (2 CFR 200.318). Federal grant recipients must select a procurement method that is most appropriate according to the circumstances involved. The procurement methods available to the federal grant recipient […]

HB 657—Notification of Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee’s (ARDC’s) Options Related to Grade Promotion

An update from TEA. The Agency has received questions stemming from the newly created subsection (i-2) of Section 28.0122 of the Texas Education Code.  In context, the new requirements (represented by the underlined text) are as follows: (i)         The admission, review, and dismissal committee of a student who participates in a district’s special education program […]

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