Archive for September, 2018

Recruiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Do you worry about being able to hire VI teachers? Do you have to search high and low to fill vacancies?  If so… It’s the time of the year to recruit teachers of the visually impaired!  To address the shortage of VI teachers and the needs of a growing number of students with visual impairments, […]

SHARS Reporting Due October 31, 2018

TEA Letter dated 9/27/2018 instructs LEAs to report SHARS revenue. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2017–2018 school year must therefore submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether or not they received SHARS reimbursements. The deadline for submitting the survey is October 31, 2018. After submitting this required survey, you […]

TED Tips: TEA Transfer of Rights Model Form

TEA has published the model form for use by school districts in notifying students with disabilities and their parents about the transfer of rights at age 18, as required under TEC §29.017. The model form, which is available on the Secondary Transition Guidance page at the TEA website, includes information and resources related to: Transfer […]

Two Dates Added for 2018 Statewide Federal Grants Training

The Statewide Federal Grants Training being held in Austin on October 4, 2018, is full and no more registrations can be accepted. Therefore, TEA is offering two additional training dates and locations: October 8, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at ESC Region 17 in Lubbock Register October 12, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 […]

Charter 2018-2019 Significant Expanision Data Collection for IDEA-B

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2013 This letter describes: Criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B for charters How open-enrollment charter schools request additional funding due to significant expansion of enrollment Significant Expansion of Enrollment Criteria for IDEA-B To claim significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B, the open-enrollment charter school must meet both the […]

TEA Validation Checks of Data Submitted for Federal Grants

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2018: TEA’s Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants. Among others, TEA will spot check: SC5050 Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools Special Education Consolidated Federal Grant […]

2018-2019 Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application

The TEA released the following information regarding the 18-19 Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application process: The 2018-2019 Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application will open on Monday, September 10, 2018. Local education agencies (LEAs) must submit a notification/application for every student that an admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee determined a nonpublic placement is necessary to […]

Methodology & Expenditures: 2017-2018 Supplemental IDEA-B Funds

TEA posted an errata notice describing the allocation methodology for 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula and Preschool funding and how supplemental funds awarded through the application may be expended. Errata # 1 ESC 13 Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

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