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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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

2016-2017 Final IDEA-B Entitlement and any Carryover Amount

Final amounts for programs in the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application are now available on the Grants Administration Division Federal Entitlements web page. TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/object code to incorporate the final amounts and any carryover amounts. The LEA’s approved budget, reflected on Schedule BS6006—Program Budget Summary […]

Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook October 2016

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has updated its Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook.  The handbook is designed to assist parents, school officials, and other interested parties in understanding and working through TEA’s special education dispute resolution system. It provides information on individualized education program (IEP) facilitation, mediation, due process hearings, and state complaints.  The […]

2016-2017 Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form Due 12/2/2016

2016-2017 Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form (SC5100) LEAs identified as having Significant Disproportionality MUST expend 15% of the IDEA-B maximum entitlement on Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) activities. In addition, LEAs MAY expend up to 15% of the IDEA-B maximum entitlement on services for students who do not meet the definition of a student […]

TEA Responds to USDE Special Education Concerns

TEA issues news release on November 2, 2016. ESC 13 SPED Compliance Team: Ann Jinkins, Lori Merrell, Joy Hunsucker, Elizabeth Danner, or Linda McDaniel at firstname.lastname@esc13.txed.net  

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