Archive for the ‘Determinations’ Category

Updated Timelines for Staged LEAs for SPED PBMAS and Determinations

The Texas Education Agency announced new timelines for completing activities related to the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), Special Education: SPED Staged 1 or 2: November 20, 2015 for TAIS activities/Improvement Plan SPED Stage 3 or 4: November 20, 2015 for TAIS activities/Improvement Plan AND December 15, 2015 for required Compliance Reviews and submission […]

eGrants Schedule Clarification — Voluntary Reduction

TEA provided clarification on completing the eGrants schedule in regard to Voluntary Reduction/Adjustment of Local Effort. Until IDEA-B maximum entitlements are released around November or December 2014, TEA recommends checking the box that says: “I do not meet the eligibility criteria to voluntarily reduce MOE for 2014-15.” Rationale: One of the eligibility criteria is that […]

IDEA MOE Changes Effective 2013-2014

TEA posted new guidance on its IDEA MOE webpage outlining the methodology for determining MOE compliance beginning 2013-14. The Handbook states: MOE is only one of several fiscal compliance requirements governing the expenditure of federal funds on students with disabilities. Others include excess cost and coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) requirements. To assist LEAs, this handbook includes […]

High Cost Fund Update

Information about High Cost Funds (HCF) is available on the TEA website. The criteria remains basically the same in that the LEA may request a High Cost Fund award provided that: the LEA has not violated the least restrictive environment requirements of IDEA 2004; has not lapsed IDEA-B Formula or Formula Deaf funds from the previous […]

2011 LEA Determinations

The 2011 Local Educational Agency (LEA) Determinations have been made and To the Administrator Addressed Letters with reports will be mailed to superintendents with a copy to the LEA special education Director (see sample letter and sample report) beginning June 20, 2011. “Meets the Requirements” or “Needs Assistance” Determination Levels are considered final. LEAs that receive “Needs […]

Update on 2011 Determinations

The Texas Education Agency is finalizing the guidance on the 2011 Determinatons and a To the Administrator Addressed letter that will be mailed to superintendents and special education directors in the next two weeks. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with “meet the requirements” and “need assistance” determination levels are considered final as of the date of the letter. […]

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