Archive for the ‘High Cost Funds’ Category

High Cost Funds Application Update from TEA

TEA has notified us that due to technical issues, the opening of the High Cost Fund application has been delayed.  The application will open as soon as possible following the technical repair.  TEA will consider an extension of the deadline once the extent of the delay is known.  Information on these statuses will be provided […]

High Cost Funds

The High Cost Fund application will open April 1, 2017 in TEASE.  Submissions will be due by close of the day May 1, 2017.  LEAs will be notified by June 1 of the status of the award. The annual average per pupil expenditure (APPE) for 2016-17 is $9,789.  Costs per student will need to be […]

Residential & NonPublic Day School TEASE Application

From the Texas Education Agency: A new TEASE application is under construction for all nonpublic day and residential submissions for notification and funding.  The new application will be within the current High Cost Fund TEASE application.  LEA personnel with active accounts in the High Cost Fund Application (HCF) will not need to re-apply as these […]

High Cost Funds Allowable Excess Costs – Update

Information has been received from one of the directors in our region providing clarification on excess costs for ESY and transportation for High Cost Fund applications. ESY Excess Cost: TEA is not considering teacher or teaching assistant as excess cost regardless of how much time the teacher or teaching assistant devotes to an individual student. […]

High Cost Fund Update – Opening Delayed–Due Date Now April 8, 2016

TEA is still working on some changes to the pro-rater calculation tool application and was not able to open the High Cost Fund application yesterday as planned. TEA will provide an additional week for LEAs to complete the application. The new due date will be April 8, 2016. The tool will be in the “Help” […]

High Cost Funds Update and Attachments

In an attempt to help LEAs prepare for the opening of the High Cost Funds (HCF) Eligibility application (targeted for February 29th), TEA has sent the following guidance for districts and charter schools that may be considering submitting a HCF Eligibility application. The most recent APPE for Texas is $9,273. This means that an LEA has […]

2015-16 High Cost Fund Eligibility Threshold set at $27,820

Brent Pitt from TEA Division of Federal and State Education Policy notified ESCs on Monday, January 25, 2016 of the following: The Average Per Pupil Expenditure (APPE) for Texas for 2015-16 is $9,273 which is actually higher than last year. This means that to qualify as a high-need student with a disability in the HCF […]

2015-2016 High Cost Fund Update from TEA

TEA provided a High Cost Fund Update at a TETN on January 5, 2016. Additional information is posted in the High Cost Fund State Plan on the TEA website. Application Timelines: Anticipated opening: March Anticipated closing: 1st Friday in April Award: No later than July 1 ESC 13 SPED Funding contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

High Cost Fund State Plan: Note Changes Beginning 2015-16

TEA has posted the High Cost Fund State Plan. The plan outlines procedures for LEAs to apply for and receive High Cost Funds (HCF). Definition of HCF student: Services in IEP exceed the typical needs of a child with disability thus creating financial impact on LEA (more than three times the Texas average per pupil […]

2014-15 High Cost Fund Application Information

TEA has announced changes to the High Cost Fund procedures for 2014-15. See TEA High Cost Fund (HCF) for 2014-15 for details. Change: LEA Criteria to Apply LEA has not violated the least restrictive environment requirements of IDEA of 2004; LEA has not lapsed IDEA-B Formula or Formula Deaf funds from the previous school year; […]

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