Archive for December, 2017

Final Amounts for the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant

Final amounts for programs in the 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application are now available on the Grants Administration Division Federal Entitlements web page. TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/object code to incorporate the final amounts and any carryover amounts. The LEA’s approved budget, reflected on Schedule BS6006—Program Budget Summary […]

Commissioner Morath Waives Grade 5 and 8 Student Retesting, Retention Requirements for Harvey Students

Below is a link to the TEA To the Administrator Addressed Update from Commissioner Morath removing the requirement to conduct grade placement committees and any related June 2018 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) retests in fifth and eighth-grade for districts within the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey Related Elimination of […]

Revised IDEA MOE Calculation Tool and Resources

TTAA letter dated December 15,2017 Local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive or administer Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant funds must demonstrate compliance with the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirement. Although TEA conducts IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance reviews each spring, LEAs are also responsible for performing their own calculations to determine IDEA-B […]

Cameras in the Classroom

TEA has posted the preliminary procedures for requesting an agency review of a district’s decision related to installing cameras in certain special education settings, including procedures for requesting an expedited review of that decision.  The information and procedures may be found at under the section titled, Cameras in the Classroom. These preliminary procedures are […]

TETN on SHARS – December 12

There was a TETN on SHARS on Tuesday, December 12 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  An email was sent to LEAs regarding this TETN.  Included are two powerpoints used during the TETN meeting.  One from HHSC and one from TEA.   If you are a member of the Region 13 Distance Learning Network and […]

Procedural Safeguards and Special Education Side by Side

The updated versions of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards and the Special Education Rules and Regulations (also known as the Side by Side) are posted to the Legal Framework website. Procedural Safeguards English Procedural Safeguards Spanish The last page of the Procedural Safeguards includes contact information.  Each LEA is to personalize the documents to include contact information specific […]

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