Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category

2016-2017 IDEA-B LEA MOE Final Compliance Reviews Now Available

TEA has posted final Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews for school year 2016–2017 in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application.  To find your final review: 1.    Log on to TEA Login (TEAL). 2.    Select “GFFC Reports and Data Collections.” 3.    […]

Validation Alert: Schedule BS6016 Fiscal Compliance–LEA MOE Eligibility

Notice from TEA August 9, 2018 If selected for validation, response required within 2 business days! The purpose of this bulletin is to notify LEAs applying for the 2018–2019 Special Education Consolidated Grant that TEA will conduct a validation of certain amounts reported on Schedule BS6016–Financial Compliance Requirements. The Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) […]

Time & Effort Reporting: Substitute System

In a letter dated August 2, 2018, TEA notified LEAs it is now processing requests to use the Substitute System of Federal Time and Effort Reporting for 2018-2019. All Texas LEAs, including open-enrollment charter schools, may use the substitute system. TEA encourages LEAs to consider using the substitute system. Contact your business office for more […]

IDEA-B Funding Cycles for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 Grants

Directors have questioned amendment dates and ending dates for the two Special Education Consolidated Grants open this year. Attached is a quick summary of important information pulled from the TEA Grants webpage. Note that both grants are open for amendments until mid June 2019. Business managers must distinguish between the revenue and expenditures for the […]

SPED Consolidated Grant Assurances & the Corrective Action Responses

TTA Letter dated July 18, 2018 describes actions required for the SPED Corrective Action Responses. Corrective Action 1.b requires LEAs to submit assurances that “will clearly convey that the LEA’s special education policies, procedures, and programs are consistent with state and federal special education requirements.”  According to an email on 7/25/2018 from the TEA Grants […]

2017-2018 IDEA-B Supplemental Funds & MOE/Voluntary Reduction

From an email correspondence with the TEA Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting on July 19, 2018: The supplemental IDEA-B funds added to the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated grant would be included in any calculation of the amount an LEA can voluntarily reduce its fiscal effort. For example: 2016-2017 Maximum Final IDEA-B entitlement of $100,000 2017-2018 Maximum […]

2017-2018 & 2018-2019 SPED Consolidated Grant Accounting Procedures

Directors have asked how the LEA will account for the two SPED Consolidated grants (2017-2018 and 2018-2019) available this year. Patty Golden, ESC13 Financial Consultant, described the way business managers will most likely handle this situation. Funds from both grants will be combined into one account in 923 (9 = 18-19 FY and 23 = […]

Public Notices: New Expenditure Code (Object 6491)

In a TAA Correspondence, TEA notified LEAs of a required change in expenditure coding for required public notices. Questions: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net  

2018-2019 Fund Code Deletions for SSAs

A June 13, 2018 TTAA letter informed LEA that some funds codes have been deleted in the 2018–2019 Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) PEIMS code table C145 and are no longer active. Although the fund codes are still listed in the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG), they will be removed from the FASRG in […]

IDEA MOE LEA Response Due by May 2, 2018

TEA To The Administrator Addressed letter dated April 24, 2018 states: 2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews are posted in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application in TEAL. LEA actions, if needed, due by May 2, 2018. Questions? linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net  

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