Archive for the ‘TEA Updates’ Category

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. […]

Online Survey and E-mail Address to Give Input to TEA’s Draft Corrective Action Plan for USDE, OSEP

You have an opportunity to give input to the draft Corrective Action Plan that TEA is creating to respond to the findings in the final USDE report.  More information can be found at The initial draft plan can be viewed at: The survey, which can be accessed at: , closes on 02/18/2018 The e-mail address through […]

Charters: Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for 2018-19

TEA Communication re: SC 5050 Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools for the 2018-2019 School Year. The SC5050 is available in eGrants. Deadline to submit form is April 6, 2018. Questions?

SPP and SPEARS moving from TEASE to TEAL

TEASE is the online application for State Performance Plan (SPP) data submission. This application is migrating to the TEAL application. Important to know for the 2017-18 data submission: SPP will move from TEASE to TEAL on March 15, 2018 Users must either link their existing TEASE account to their TEAL account or create a new […]

Two Competitive Grant Opportunities for LEAs

The Texas Education Agency has announced two competitive grant opportunities for local educational agencies (LEAs).  Both Request for Applications (RFAs) are available on TEA’s Grant Opportunities page at:  2018–2019 Services to Students with Autism Grant  The RFA #701-18-107 is authorized by the Texas Education Code, 29.026 as added by House Bill 21, Section 3, 85th […]

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 […]

Online Survey Related to TEA’s Corrective Action Plan for USDE, OSEP

TEA has developed an online survey to solicit feedback from educators, parents, and members of the community to provide TEA with feedback on the draft corrective action plan as well as additional suggestions for addressing the individual corrective actions. Prior to completing the survey, it is important to read TEA’s proposed corrective action plan.  A link to the plan can be […]

Press release: TEA Drafts Corrective Action Plan for Special Education

The Texas Education Agency’s draft plan in response to the U.S. Department of Education corrective action plan request was just released.  The press release describes significant actions that are part of the draft plan. To review the draft plan and learn more about providing feedback, visit the TEA website at file:///C:/Users/ssanford/Downloads/TEA%20Initial%20Draft%20Proposal.pdf   For questions contact Shirley Sanford at or […]

SPED SSA Configuration Changes Deadline February 1, 2018

If your LEA is making changes to a Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) for special education, this notice applies to you. Withdrawing from a SSA and establishing your own in-district program involves many considerations and can impact your federal fiscal compliance requirement of Maintenance of Effort. ESC 13 can assist with this type of transition. See […]

Final Amounts for the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant

Final amounts for programs in the 2017-2018 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 […]

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