Federal Funding Formula Adjustments Eligible to Open-Enrollment Charter Schools Experiencing Significant Enrollment Changes
|Date:||September 24, 2020|
|Subject:||Federal Funding Formula Adjustments Eligible to Open-Enrollment Charter Schools Experiencing Significant Enrollment Changes|
|Category:||Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting|
|Next Steps:||Share with business/finance and special education staff|
Open-enrollment charter schools that have been awarded 2020–2021 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) federal grants may qualify for additional funding under these grants if they meet specific criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment.
This letter describes the following:
- Criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment for ESSA and IDEA-B
- How open-enrollment charter schools request additional funding due to significant expansion of enrollment
Significant Expansion of Enrollment Criteria for ESSA
To claim significant expansion of enrollment for ESSA, your open-enrollment charter school must meet both of the following criteria based on the newly expanded enrollment:
- A minimum total student enrollment of 150
- At least a 50% increase in the ages 5–17 student enrollment from previously reported student counts
For example, you would meet the ESSA criteria for significant expansion of enrollment if your total student enrollment increased from 125 to 250 and your ages 5–17 student enrollment increased from 100 to 200.
Significant Expansion of Enrollment Criteria for IDEA-B
To claim significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B, your open-enrollment charter school must meet both of the following criteria based on the newly expanded enrollment:
- A minimum total student enrollment of 50
- At least a 50% increase in the total student enrollment from previously reported student counts
For example, you would meet the IDEA-B criteria for significant expansion of enrollment if your total student enrollment increased from 250 to 375.
How to Request Access to the Enrollment Reporting Form
If your open-enrollment charter school meets the criteria for significant expansion of enrollment for ESSA and/or IDEA-B, email the Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division at email@example.com with your charter school name, county-district number, and a request that your 2020–2021 SC5050–LEA Enrollment Data Request (SC5050) be opened.
The SC5050 collects actual enrollment data. TEA will open the SC5050 for you to enter, certify, and submit current actual enrollment counts. The current actual enrollment counts will be verified against the significant expansion criteria. You must maintain auditable documentation of the data submitted and be ready to submit the documentation to TEA upon request.
Timeline for Form Submission and Additional Funding
You may submit the updated SC5050 as soon as the 2020–2021 school year begins. The final date for submitting the SC5050 is January 31, 2021.
Any additional grant funding becomes available for either the 2020–2021 or 2021–2022 school year, depending on when you submit the updated SC5050.
Date of Certified Submission
By November 1, 2020
2020–2021 school year final amounts
November 2, 2020, to January 31, 2021
2021–2022 school year planning amounts
For Further Information
If you have questions, please contact the FFCR Division at (512) 463-9127 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicable ESSA Federal Grants
FAR Revenue Code 5929 Title I, Part A: FAR Fund Code 211/300
CFDA No. 84.010A
Title II, Part A: FAR Fund Code 255/342
CFDA No. 84.367A
Title III, Part A–LEP: FAR Fund Code 263/350
CFDA No. 84.365A
Title III, Part A–Immigrant: FAR Fund Code 263-350
Applicable IDEA-B Grants
FAR Revenue Code 5929 IDEA-B Formula: FAR Fund Code 224/313
CFDA No. 84.027
IDEA-B Preschool: FAR Fund Code 225/314
CFDA No. 84.