Archive for the ‘TEA Updates’ Category

Final Adjustments to IDEA-B Formula, Preschool and Discretionary Deaf

2018-2019 Final Amounts Final amounts for programs in the 2018-2019 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 for IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Preschool, and carryover amounts for IDEA-B […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Waiver Request is open for public comment

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted the draft Texas Waiver Request Regarding STAAR Alternate 2 for public comment on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2 webpage. For the second year, Texas is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Education (USDE) regarding the 1.0 percent threshold on […]

2017-2018 SHARS Survey Deadline: October 31, 2018

As described in the September 27, 2018 letter, all LEAs and fiscal agents that received or administered funds awarded through the IDEA-B) grant program for 2017–2018 are required to submit a School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Survey. All LEAs are required to respond, regardless of whether or not you received SHARS reimbursements. TEA needs […]

2nd Round: Additional Supplemental Funds 2017-2018 IDEA-B Funds

On October 15, 2018. TEA announced more adjustments to the supplemental funding amount for the 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Preschool grants. See your LEAs new supplemental amount on the TEA Federal Entitlements page.  TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/object code to incorporate the revised supplemental amounts. The LEA’s approved […]

TEA 2018 Statewide Federal Grants Training: Highlights

TEA will post a final revised presentation after the 3rd statewide training on October 12 at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Training_and_Other_Resources/Training_and_Other_Resources/ 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula & Preschool: LEAs will receive an increase in supplemental funds. TEA Grants staff will begin budget adjustments for LEAs in November 2018. Revised final expenditure reports for this grant will be accepted thru 10/20/2019. 2018-2019 […]

Charter 2018-2019 Significant Expanision Data Collection for IDEA-B

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2013 This letter describes: Criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B for charters How open-enrollment charter schools request additional funding due to significant expansion of enrollment Significant Expansion of Enrollment Criteria for IDEA-B To claim significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B, the open-enrollment charter school must meet both the […]

TEA Validation Checks of Data Submitted for Federal Grants

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2018: TEA’s Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants. Among others, TEA will spot check: SC5050 Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools Special Education Consolidated Federal Grant […]

Methodology & Expenditures: 2017-2018 Supplemental IDEA-B Funds

TEA posted an errata notice describing the allocation methodology for 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula and Preschool funding and how supplemental funds awarded through the application may be expended. Errata # 1 ESC 13 Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

2016-2017 IDEA-B LEA MOE Final Compliance Reviews Now Available

TEA has posted final Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews for school year 2016–2017 in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application.  To find your final review: 1.    Log on to TEA Login (TEAL). 2.    Select “GFFC Reports and Data Collections.” 3.    […]

Validation Alert: Schedule BS6016 Fiscal Compliance–LEA MOE Eligibility

Notice from TEA August 9, 2018 If selected for validation, response required within 2 business days! The purpose of this bulletin is to notify LEAs applying for the 2018–2019 Special Education Consolidated Grant that TEA will conduct a validation of certain amounts reported on Schedule BS6016–Financial Compliance Requirements. The Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) […]

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