Release of Fiscal Year 2020–2021 Preliminary Compliance Reviews for IDEA-B LEA MOE
|Date:||March 24, 2022|
|Subject:||Release of Fiscal Year 2020–2021 Preliminary Compliance Reviews for IDEA-B LEA MOE|
|Category:||Funding Implications and Upcoming Deadline|
|Next Steps:||Prepare data and documentation to submit to TEA, if applicable, by April 8, 2022|
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has calculated 2020–2021 preliminary compliance reviews for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE). Please use the following steps to find your LEA’s preliminary review in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application:
- Log on to TEA Login (TEAL).
- Select “GFFC Reports and Data Collections.”
- Select your LEA’s name or county-district number (CDN).
- From the Report Title drop-down menu, select “IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review.”
- From the School Year drop-down menu, select “2020–2021.”
TEA has also released the 2020–2021 Exceptions/Adjustment Workbook, which is available in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application and on the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website. LEAs must use the workbook if they choose to respond to TEA.
LEA Review of TEA’s Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review
As described in the “To the Administrator Addressed” letter dated 3/3/22, LEAs should review their preliminary compliance review and compare it to their own internal MOE calculations. TEA has published a calculation tool on the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website so LEA’s can make these calculations.
Once your LEA has made its comparison, select one of the following four options for response:
- Option 1: Accept TEA’s results.
- Option 2: Respond to TEA by submitting exceptions and/or adjustments.
- Option 3: Respond to TEA by requesting a recalculation.
- Option 4: Respond to TEA by submitting an alternate local calculation methodology.
Here are details about these options and step-by-step instructions. Please note that Option 1 requires no further action on your part, while the remaining three options require you to submit documentation to and/or communicate with TEA by April 8, 2022.
Do Not Remit Refunds
If the preliminary compliance review shows that your LEA is not in compliance with the IDEA-B LEA MOE requirement, your LEA may owe a refund to TEA. TEA will notify your LEA in the final compliance review, if your LEA owes a refund, and provide additional instructions at that time. Please do not remit refunds to TEA based on the preliminary compliance review.
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 and Support
For any questions regarding the IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance review process, please contact the Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Division by email at email@example.com.