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TED Tips: TEA Transfer of Rights Model Form

TEA has published the model form for use by school districts in notifying students with disabilities and their parents about the transfer of rights at age 18, as required under TEC §29.017. The model form, which is available on the Secondary Transition Guidance page at the TEA website, includes information and resources related to: Transfer […]

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 […]

2018-2019 Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application

The TEA released the following information regarding the 18-19 Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application process: The 2018-2019 Nonpublic Placement Notification and Application will open on Monday, September 10, 2018. Local education agencies (LEAs) must submit a notification/application for every student that an admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee determined a nonpublic placement is necessary to […]

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

Time & Effort Reporting: Substitute System

In a letter dated August 2, 2018, TEA notified LEAs it is now processing requests to use the Substitute System of Federal Time and Effort Reporting for 2018-2019. All Texas LEAs, including open-enrollment charter schools, may use the substitute system. TEA encourages LEAs to consider using the substitute system. Contact your business office for more […]

All SPP Indicators are Open in TEAL

TEA has notified ESCs that all SPP (State Performance Plan) indicators are open in TEAL and available for data entry and certification. While the deadline for certification is August 16, now is the time to collect and enter your data! Things to check ASAP: Do you know who in your district/charter school is expected to […]

Beat the Heat – T-TESS & Special Education Summer PD

Need professional development for your staff serving students ages 3-21 with significant disabilities? We have the local solution with two ways to attend! Beat the Heat 2018 – June 21-22 Attend in Person Attend Online Register for SU1836780 ESC Region 13 5701 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78723 Full Conference Schedule $110.00 Register for SU1839863 Online […]

SPP Data Collection for 2017-18

All districts and charter schools must collect and submit data for State Performance Plan indicators 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Resources (including an overview of SPP), documents, and links can be found on the SPP Livebinder from Region 13: www.bit.ly/spptexas ** All data for all districts and charter schools must be submitted and certified […]

What’s “Special” About Graduation? LOTE and PE Substitutions

When it comes to LOTE (Languages Other Than English) and PE (Physical Education) courses required for graduation, TAC §74.12 includes several options to “substitute” another course to meet the credit requirements. These “substitutions” are entirely different from the kind that were allowable for some students receiving special education services prior to 2013-14, where a locally-developed […]

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 […]

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