Archive for the ‘SHARS’ Category

SHARS Reporting Requirement Due October 31., 2017

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 15, 2017 reminding LEAs of a SHARS Reporting Requirement.  Deadline for submitting report: October 31, 2017. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2016–2017 school year must submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether they received SHARS reimbursements. Information will be used in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reminder: IDEA-B SHARS Reporting Due by October 31, 2015

As previously posted on this blog, LEAs must report whether they claim SHARS reimbursement; whether the revenue is subsequently expended on special education; and, if yes, how much. This is a new reporting requirement. TEA will use the reported amount when calculating the LEA’s IDEA-B MOE compliance status next spring. This is a MOE State […]

SHARS Report Due October 31, 2015 via TEASE/TEAL

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Reporting Requirement On September 15, 2015, the Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting posted a To the Administrator Addressed letter to the TEA Correspondence page describing a reporting requirement applicable to LEAs that receive IDEA-B grant funding. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2013-2014 and/or […]

IDEA FY 15 MOE Compliance Requirements

A TEA ‘To The Administrator Addressed’ letter issued August 25, 2015 outlines maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance requirements for fiscal year 2015. 1. LEAs must report SHARS reimbursements spent on special education programs for 2013-14 and 2014-15: The SHARS Reimbursement Report form opens in the GFFC Reports and Data Collection in TEASE/TEAL in mid-September and […]

SHARS Reporting Requirement – TEA

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 2013–2014 or 2014–2015 school year are subject to the reporting requirement related to the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. Districts will be required to submit the SHARS Reimbursement […]

SHARS and IDEA MOE Clarification

SHARS has two distinct aspects which impact IDEA MOE calculations. 1.Exclude any expenditures from SHARS reimbursements spent on special education services from the LEA’s state/local expenditures for the purpose of IDEA maintenance of effort (MOE). The TEA/OSEP December 2013 clarification did not change this requirement. We are not anticipating a change in the guidance handbook or […]

SHARS and IDEA MOE Relationship

TEA Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting provided the following information on the GRANTSADMIN listserv on 10.4.2013. TEA is currently finalizaing a handbook that describes the relationship between SHARS and the IDEA-B MOE requirement. To help LEAs understand this relationship before the handbook is released, TEA has prepared the information below outlining the requirement […]

Possible Change in IDEA-B MOE Action Plan

Very likely, the Action Plan and timelines outlined in the TTA Letter (August 31, 2013) will be revised. MOE Letters for FY 2010 will not be sent out to LEAs next week as planned. USDE and TEA entered into additional negotiations after the TTA Letter was issued. TEA will most likely issue a revised TTA […]

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