|Date:||March 4, 2021|
|Subject:||LEA Preparation for 2019–2020 Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews|
|Category:||Funding Implications and Upcoming Deadline|
|Next Steps:||Begin collecting/preparing exceptions data/documentation for submission to TEA, if applicable|
The purpose of this letter is to alert local educational agencies (LEAs) to the anticipated release date of 2019–2020 preliminary Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) LEA maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews and to provide a timeline for LEA responses to preliminary reviews.
IDEA-B LEA MOE Timeline for Spring 2021
The following table lists milestones for the IDEA-B LEA MOE process:
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) posts preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review reports in GFFC Reports and Data Collections, accessible through TEAL.
Within 10 business days after preliminary reports
Due date for LEAs to submit Exceptions Workbook to GFFC Reports and Data Collections (accessible through TEAL) for TEA consideration in the final compliance calculation.
TEA posts final IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review reports in GFFC Reports and Data Collections, accessible through TEAL.
Anticipated Release of 2019–2020 Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews
TEA plans to release 2019–2020 preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance reviews in mid-March 2021. LEAs will access the reports through the secure GFFC Reports and Data Collections application.
Timeline for LEA Responses to Preliminary Compliance Reviews
When preliminary reviews are released, the 2019–2020 Exceptions/Adjustment Workbook will also be available in GFFC Reports and Data Collections and on the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website.
LEAs will have ten business days from the date the 2019–2020 preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance reviews are published in GFFC Reports and Data Collections to submit any of the following:
To help LEAs ensure they are prepared to respond within the required ten business days, TEA encourages LEAs to begin reviewing and compiling any documentation planned to be submitted to TEA when the Exceptions/Adjustments Workbook becomes available.
Allowable Federal Statutory Exceptions
The following federal statutory exceptions and/or adjustments to fiscal effort considerations are allowable:
For more detailed information on allowable exceptions and considerations, please refer to the IDEA-B LEA MOE Guidance Handbook, posted on the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website.
Revised IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tool Now Available
Also on the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website, TEA has posted the updated IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tools and Data Sources document for the 2019–2020 cycle. LEAs should use this revised/updated calculation tool to perform their own internal calculations to compare with TEA’s preliminary reviews and to ensure that results match.
Please refer to the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website for further information and additional resources regarding IDEA-B LEA MOE.
For Further Information
For any questions regarding the IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance review process, please email the Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Division at [email protected].