Archive for the ‘Legal Framework’ Category

TED Tips: Transition Updates for 2018-19

Senate Bill 748 from the 85th Texas Legislature revised TEC §29.011, TEC §29.0112, and TEC §29.017 to reflect supported decision-making agreements and other supports for students with disabilities to plan for independence in adulthood, as appropriate. Districts and charter schools are required to meet these new rules beginning in school year 2018-19. Check out the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charter School Policies

The Policy Procedures for all of the charter schools in the public side of the legal framework has been restored. Charter schools may download the policies that had been uploaded prior to March 1, 2016. The legal framework programmers will restore the state back to what was posted as of today (June 24, 2016) on August […]

Legal Framework Special Education Policy Updates for Charters

TEA provided the following information via the Legal Framework Team at the Education Service Center, Region 18: Each charter must re-upload all its Special Education Policies to the Legal Framework by the end of October 2016. This is required due to revisions in special education regulations and rules since the previous uploading of policies. Previously uploaded policies for your charter […]

Do You Know Your Designee?

The Transition and Employment Services Designee for each district and charter school in Texas is posted to the Legal Framework website. It’s time to check your information to be sure you have everything posted. Who: Staff with administrator access to Legal Framework (typically the special education director for your district or charter school) What: Update […]

Legal Framework Update #1

The Procedural Safeguards and  Parent Guide to the ARD process have been posted to the Legal Framework.  The corresponding comparison documents have also been posted. Last week two frameworks from the Transfer category were published : Children Who Transfer and Children in Substitute Care.   Yesterday the frameworks Review of Existing Evaluation Data and Summary of […]

Parent Guide to the ARD Process, March 2015

Yes it is finally here!  We now have a revised Parent Guide to the ARD Process, March 2015.  A copy of the new Parent Guide needs to be distributed to parents of all students in special education. Region 13 will provide copies of the Parent Guide to the ARD Process to districts within our service […]

Procedural Safeguard Contacts

Have you been asking, “Who do we put as contacts on the back of the Procedural Safeguards?” If you work in a district in the Region 13 service area your Education Service Center contact is: Ann Jinkins Phone: 512-919-5207 Email:   Other Resources may be any resource you know of that can help the […]

Procedural Safeguards – October 2014

The Procedural Safeguards  have been revised and are now posted on the home page of the Legal Framework.  The latest publication is dated 2014 October.  The change/comparison document for the Procedural Safeguards can be found in the Legal Framework under your Administrator account.   After you have logged in to your Administrator account click on the link that says Change Document. Also, […]

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