Archive for the ‘TEA TAA Letters’ 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 […]

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 […]

To The Administrator Addressed Letter Regarding District Responsibilities Under IDEA

The Texas Education Agency has responded to inquiries regarding district responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act through a letter dated November 17, 2016. The letter includes information regarding: Child Find Misidentification and Disproportionate Representation Performance-Based Monitoring System Response To Intervention If you have questions, please contact

2016-2017 Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention Staging

TEA correspondence (11/2/2016) describes this year’s PBMAS process. Click below to access the letter and links to guidance documents and tools. 2016-2017 Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention Staging  Note: The PBMAS Staging Framework document (see footnotes) in the letter states that special education indicator 10 will not be included. Districts who received a 2016 LEA Compliance Report […]

News from the Department of Grants and Federal Fiscal Compliance: October 31 Deadlines Extended to November 2

On Monday, October 31, 2016, TEA experienced an outage that made many online systems unavailable. The problem is now resolved, and all online systems are available. All October 31, 2016, deadlines related to the following have been extended to November 2, 2016: Any expenditure reports originally due October 31 The Rural and Low Income Schools […]

Systems Outages Impacting eGrants and Expenditure Reporting

News from the Grants Administration Division TEA is experiencing outages with our website, PEIMS, TEASE, TEAL, and the Expenditure Reporting System.  We are aware that October 31, 2016, is the deadline for several expenditure reports and the Rural Low Income Grant Application. We will be providing extensions for these deadlines and will notify you via […]

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 Significant Expansion for Charters

TEA Correspondence, August 18, 2016 Open-enrollment charter schools that have been awarded 2016–2017 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) or Individual with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal grants may qualify for additional funding under those grants if they meet specific criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment. This letter describes the following: Criteria defining significant […]

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