Archive for the ‘Charter School’ Category

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 […]

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Amendment Deadline: June 16, 2017

The last day to submit an amendment for your 2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant application is June 16, 2017. Please review your grants to ensure funds are budgeted as appropriate. Review the TEA document When to Amend to see if an amendment is needed. ESC 13 SPED Funding contact: Linda McDaniel

Update: IDEA-B MOE LEA Response due April 10, 2017

Subject: School Year 2015–2016 (Fiscal Year 2016) Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews TEA has calculated preliminary IDEA-B local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews for school year 2015–2016. See the TTAA letter for instructions and deadlines. ESC 13 IDEA MOE contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

IDEA-B MOE 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Report Posted–5 Business Day Response Window Open

TEA has posted each LEA’s 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Review Report in the GFFC application in TEASE. LEAs have five business days to compare TEA’s calculation to their own and, if applicable, submit the Exceptions Workbook with allowable exceptions and adjustments. The 2015-2016 Exceptions Workbook is accessible in the GFFC application under the tab ‘Download Response […]

2nd Reminder: Charter SC5050 Report Due April 7, 2017

The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is available in eGrants. TEA will use this submission of the SC5050 to determine eligibility and planning amounts for applicable Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal programs for the 2017–2018 school year. […]

Corrected 2017-18 Charters: Request for IDEA Funds & Indirect Cost Rate

My apologies: The previous post linked the user to the 2016 letter rather than the 2017 letter on TEA Correspondence website. The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is now available in eGrants. TEA will use this submission of the SC5050 to determine eligibility and planning amounts for […]

2017-2018 Charter Schools: Request for IDEA-B Funds & Indirect Cost Rate

The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is now available in eGrants. TEA will use this submission of the SC5050 to determine eligibility and planning amounts for applicable Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal programs for the 2017–2018 school […]

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 […]

ESC 13 SPED Director Resources

Some of our new directors requested this information be available on the blog, so here it is: Calendars of Events Special Education Leaders/Directors Calendar https://teamup.com/ksd0a557f617970b71 Transition Fairs and Events Calendar http://www4.esc13.net/transition/transition-fairs-and-events/ Blogs  All ESC 13 blogs may be accessed at http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/blogs/ Special Education Specific Blogs Special Education Leaders http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/speddirectors/ What’s So Special? http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/special/ LiveBinders Accommodations […]

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement–October 31, 2016

TEA TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED letter dated September 16, 2016: This letter describes a reporting requirement applicable to local educational agencies (LEAs) and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant program for the 2015–2016 school year. To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort […]

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