Archive for the ‘TEA TAA Letters’ Category

TEA Communication: Parent Requests for Special Education Evaluation

TEA has provided a TAA Correspondence addressing the responsibilities and timelines for parent requests for special education evaluations under IDEA, TEC, and TAC.   Since the release of the OSEP monitoring report in January, TEA has been in the process of developing a corrective action plan.  The letter provides an overview of OSEP’s findings, clarifies the […]

Commissioner Morath Waives Grade 5 and 8 Student Retesting, Retention Requirements for Harvey Students

Below is a link to the TEA To the Administrator Addressed Update from Commissioner Morath removing the requirement to conduct grade placement committees and any related June 2018 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) retests in fifth and eighth-grade for districts within the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey Related Elimination of […]

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 […]

2017-2018 SPED SC5100-CEIS Data Report Due December 1, 2017

The 2017–2018 Special Education SC5100—Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection form is due to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. This data collection must be submitted annually by LEAs to report the number of children who received coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) and who subsequently received special […]

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 […]

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:

RF Tracker Data Collection Timelines (Reminder)

TEA has posted a To the Administrator Addressed End_of_year_RF_2017 communication  to notify local education agencies (LEAs) of timelines related to the required collection of data for students with disabilities, who reside in residential care and treatment facilities (RFs) within the geographic boundaries or jurisdiction of a district. Districts must complete the 2016-2017 data collection no later than […]

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 […]

Corrected 2017-18 Charters: Request for IDEA Funds & Indirect Cost Rate

My apologies: The previous post linked the user to the 2016 letter rather than the 2017 letter on TEA Correspondence website. The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is now available in eGrants. TEA will use this submission of the SC5050 to determine eligibility and planning amounts for […]

2017-2018 Charter Schools: Request for IDEA-B Funds & Indirect Cost Rate

The 2017–2018 Request for Federal Funding & Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools (SC5050) is now 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 […]

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