Archive for the ‘Compliance-Special Education’ Category

SPP and SPEARS moving from TEASE to TEAL

TEASE is the online application for State Performance Plan (SPP) data submission. This application is migrating to the TEAL application. Important to know for the 2017-18 data submission: SPP will move from TEASE to TEAL on March 15, 2018 Users must either link their existing TEASE account to their TEAL account or create a new […]

Procedural Safeguards Updates

Updated Procedural Safeguards were published on the Legal Framework December 2017.  Changes highlighted in the attached document are as follows: Date change (From April 2016 to December 2017) Foster Parent as Parent – discusses when a training program must be completed “…before the child’s next ARD meeting, but not later than the 90th day after you begin acting […]

Press release: TEA Drafts Corrective Action Plan for Special Education

The Texas Education Agency’s draft plan in response to the U.S. Department of Education corrective action plan request was just released.  The press release describes significant actions that are part of the draft plan. To review the draft plan and learn more about providing feedback, visit the TEA website at file:///C:/Users/ssanford/Downloads/TEA%20Initial%20Draft%20Proposal.pdf   For questions contact Shirley Sanford at shirley.sanford@esc13.txed.net or […]

Final OSEP Letter and Monitoring Report From Visit in Texas the Week of February 27, 2017

Attached are the letter from OSEP that provides a summary of the results of the Office of Special Education Program’s monitoring visit in Texas during the week of February 27, 2017 and the monitoring report. 1.10.18 TX Monitoring Enclosure Final fedltrtoTEA.011118

SPED SSA Configuration Changes Deadline February 1, 2018

If your LEA is making changes to a Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) for special education, this notice applies to you. Withdrawing from a SSA and establishing your own in-district program involves many considerations and can impact your federal fiscal compliance requirement of Maintenance of Effort. ESC 13 can assist with this type of transition. See […]

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 […]

IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Posted to GFFC Reports

The IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews for 2015-16 have been posted to GFFC Reports and Data Collections in TEASE.  This compliance report is needed for completion of the consolidated grant. Individual enforcement letters containing further instructions will be sent directly to LEA superintendents of districts in non-compliance with MOE regarding submission of refunds. The report title is: […]

SPP Countdown: T-minus 2 months . . .

The required data collection for State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 is in full swing. The deadline to submit and certify 2016-17 data through TEASE is August 16, 2017. Do you know: How data will be collected and entered in TEASE? Who is designated as the certifier for your district/charter […]

TED Tips: Senate Bill 748

Senate Bill 748, relating to transition planning, was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. While the act went into effect on the date it was signed into law (June 9, 2017), the revised rules will apply beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This new law amends TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017. Check out […]

What’s “Special” About Graduation? IGCs and IEPs

As we countdown to commencement, consider the following when making decisions about graduation for students with disabilities. Assessment Decision Basics: At any point in the student’s high school career, the ARD committee can determine that passing the state assessments (EOCs) will not be required for the student to graduate. At any point in the student’s […]

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