Archive for the ‘Maintenance of Effort’ Category

LEA Preparation for 2015-2016 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews

TEA issued a TTAA letter dated March 13, 2017. The letter alerts LEAs to the anticipated release date of 2015-2016 IDEA-B preliminary maintenance of effort compliance reviews and provides a timeline for LEA response to preliminary reviews. Preliminary reviews will be released in early April in GFFC Reports and Data Collections. LEAs have five business […]

Correction: Updated MOE IDEA Calculation Tools March 2017

TEA posted new IDEA MOE Calculation Tools on March 8, 2017. The tools are basically the same except for a formula added to give some LEAs credit for allowable exceptions in intervening years. This change impacts about 91 LEAs statewide who failed Per-Capita tests  last year; submitted the Exception Workbook; and received approval for exceptions/adjustment submitted, […]

Updated MOE IDEA Calculation Tools March 2017

TEA posted new IDEA MOE Calculation Tools on March 8, 2017. The tools are basically the same except for a formula added to give some LEAs credit for allowable exceptions in intervening years. This change impacts about 91 LEAs statewide who failed Per-Capita tests  last year; submitted the Exception Workbook; and received approval for exceptions/adjustment submitted, […]

SHARS Reporting Due October 31, 2016

This is a reminder of the October 31, 2016 deadline for submitting the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Report form. This deadline applies to districts and charter schools that received IDEA-B funding in the 2015-16 school year. For details on this reporting requirement, refer to the September 16, 2016, To the Administrator Addressed letter […]

Revised MOE Templates and TETN Training October 13 or October 19, 2016

In a TTAA letter posted on October 4, 2016, to the TEA Correspondence page, TEA announced the availability of a revised IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tool for school districts and an alternate tool for use by open-enrollment charter schools. TEA is hosting two training opportunities for school districts and charter schools interested in finding out […]

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement–October 31, 2016

TEA TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED letter dated September 16, 2016: This letter describes a reporting requirement applicable to local educational agencies (LEAs) and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant program for the 2015–2016 school year. To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort […]

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Submission Deadline: August 26, 2016

Reminder: The due date for submission of your 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated grant is August 26, 2016. The grant must be submitted in a substantially approvable form before expending any of the funds. In other words, you must submit the application before spending any of the funds.   SPED Funding ESC 13 Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

Validations of Fiscal Data Reported by LEAs for Federal Grants

TTAA letter dated: July 29, 2016 The purpose of this letter is inform local educational agencies (LEAs) that the Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants programs.  Listed below are the data subject to validation: SC5050 Request […]

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement

TTAA letter dated: July 29, 2016 All Texas local educational agencies (LEAs) and fiscal agents that received or administered Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant funds in the 2015–2016 school year are subject to the reporting requirement related to the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. You are required to submit […]

Update on SPED Consolidated Grant, Fiscal Compliance Validation

TEA will validate data submitted on the BS6016 Fiscal Compliance Schedule, Questions #1 and #2 for selected LEAs. LEAs on the selected sample list will be contacted by e-mail within a few days of the submission of the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application in eGrants.  So the time period will vary for each LEA depending on […]

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