Archive for the ‘TEA Updates’ Category

Correction: 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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Travel and Mileage Reimbursement

Click on the link below to see new Texas Education Agency Correspondence. Travel and Mileage Reimbursement ESC 13 SPED Funding: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

Deadline February 1: Changes to Special Education SSA Membership

This is a reminder applies only to LEAs planning a change to their special education shared services arrangements (SSAs) for 2017–2018. If you are not making a change to your LEA’s SSA, no notification to TEA is required. Special Education SSA Configuration Changes Notify TEA if you are making any of the following changes to […]

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 […]

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 shirley.sanford@esc13.txed.net

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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