Archive for the ‘Maintenance of Effort’ Category

SHARS Reporting Due October 31, 2018

TEA Letter dated 9/27/2018 instructs LEAs to report SHARS revenue. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2017–2018 school year must therefore submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether or not they received SHARS reimbursements. The deadline for submitting the survey is October 31, 2018. After submitting this required survey, you […]

TEA Validation Checks of Data Submitted for Federal Grants

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2018: TEA’s Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants. Among others, TEA will spot check: SC5050 Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools Special Education Consolidated Federal Grant […]

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) […]

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 = […]

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  

2016-2017 MOE Preliminary Compliance Reports To Be Issued April 10, 2018

TEA shared that following information this morning on MOE. The anticipated date for the issuance of Preliminary MOE Compliance Reports in the GFFC application in TEAL has been moved to April 10, 2018. Continue preparing source documents and the Exceptions Workbook if you plan to submit any. LEAs still have only 5 business days after […]

2016-2017 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Review Notice

Texas Education Agency Correspondence re: MOE Compliance Review Early April: Preliminary MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC 5 Business Days after Posting: Submit any Exceptions, Adjustments, or Local Methodology in the Exceptions/Adjustment Workbook via GFFC May: Final MOE Compliance Review Posted in GFFC After May:  TEA Enforcement Letters to non-compliant LEAs requiring refund to TEA […]

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 […]

Subscribe to RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter!