Archive for the ‘Special Education Leadership Network Information’ Category

PBMAS 2018 Staging

A TAA Correspondence on 2018-19 Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System Staging was released Friday, Oct. 26th.  For staging information, see the Staging Framework  on the TEA website. Required monitoring and interventions are described in the PBMAS Interventions Guidance document.  Intervention submission requirements are specified on the Intervention and Submission Chart. LEAs staged in one or more program […]

Recruiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Do you worry about being able to hire VI teachers? Do you have to search high and low to fill vacancies?  If so… It’s the time of the year to recruit teachers of the visually impaired!  To address the shortage of VI teachers and the needs of a growing number of students with visual impairments, […]

Beat the Heat – T-TESS & Special Education Summer PD

Need professional development for your staff serving students ages 3-21 with significant disabilities? We have the local solution with two ways to attend! Beat the Heat 2018 – June 21-22 Attend in Person Attend Online Register for SU1836780 ESC Region 13 5701 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78723 Full Conference Schedule $110.00 Register for SU1839863 Online […]

End of Year Activities for RF Tracker

A TAA on “Required RF Tracker Data Collection for Districts with Residential Care …” will be sent out this month to remind districts of the obligation to complete the end of the year data submission for RF Tracker. Districts must complete the 2017-18 data collection no later than Monday, June 11, 2018 by 11:59 PM. […]

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 […]

Procedural Safeguards and Special Education Side by Side

The updated versions of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards and the Special Education Rules and Regulations (also known as the Side by Side) are posted to the Legal Framework website. Procedural Safeguards English Procedural Safeguards Spanish The last page of the Procedural Safeguards includes contact information.  Each LEA is to personalize the documents to include contact information specific […]

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Amendment Deadline: June 16, 2017

The last day to submit an amendment for your 2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant application is June 16, 2017. Please review your grants to ensure funds are budgeted as appropriate. Review the TEA document When to Amend to see if an amendment is needed. ESC 13 SPED Funding contact: Linda McDaniel

Update: IDEA-B MOE LEA Response due April 10, 2017

Subject: School Year 2015–2016 (Fiscal Year 2016) Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews TEA has calculated preliminary IDEA-B local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews for school year 2015–2016. See the TTAA letter for instructions and deadlines. ESC 13 IDEA MOE contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

IDEA-B MOE 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Report Posted–5 Business Day Response Window Open

TEA has posted each LEA’s 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Review Report in the GFFC application in TEASE. LEAs have five business days to compare TEA’s calculation to their own and, if applicable, submit the Exceptions Workbook with allowable exceptions and adjustments. The 2015-2016 Exceptions Workbook is accessible in the GFFC application under the tab ‘Download Response […]

2nd Reminder: Charter SC5050 Report Due April 7, 2017

The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is available in eGrants. TEA will use this submission of the SC5050 to determine eligibility and planning amounts for applicable Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal programs for the 2017–2018 school year. […]

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