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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 […]

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 […]

Procedural Safeguards and Special Education Side by Side

The updated versions of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards and the Special Education Rules and Regulations (also known as the Side by Side) are posted to the Legal Framework website. Procedural Safeguards English Procedural Safeguards Spanish The last page of the Procedural Safeguards includes contact information.  Each LEA is to personalize the documents to include contact information specific […]

TEA and TWC Memorandum of Understanding

Information has been posted to the TEA website for Secondary Transition Guidance: Effective September 1, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Texas Workforce Commission  (TWC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The MOU is to promote collaboration in the delivery of transition services, including pre-employment transition services, for students with disabilities […]

Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application Opening Date Postponed

The opening date for the Nonpublic Day School and Residential application has been postponed until October 5, 2017 due to server issues. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Merrell at lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net or 512-919-5424.

Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day School and Residential Application will open on October 1, 2017 and close on June 1, 2018.  An updated PowerPoint will be posted on the TEA website by the end of the week. If you have questions or need assistance with accessing the application in TEASE, please contact Lori Merrell at 512-919-5424 […]

Sped Guidance for Students Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Disability Rights Texas has partnered with TXSER to provide a quick resource guide for families of children with disabilities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Information may be found on the TXSER website.  The guidance documents in English and Spanish are attached. Contact Ann Jinkins for assistance.  ann.jinkins@esc13.txed.net SPED_Guidance_Displaced_Espanol SPED_Guidance_Displaced_English  

Hurricane Harvey Resources

To support districts across the state in responding to the impact of Hurricane Harvey, TEA has posted Hurricane Harvey resources information and links. Students who receive special education services may be enrolling in your districts with no records. Receiving districts may have difficulty accessing records to verify eligibility and services through traditional channels in ‘sending’ […]

2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application opens 10/1/17

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application will open on October 1, 2017, and closed on June 1, 2018.  All continuing and new nonpublic placements with instructional code 50 or 60 need to be entered into the application for notification and/or funding.  Contracts with approved nonpublic schools can be dated for no more than […]

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