School Year 2018–2019 (Fiscal Year 2019) Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews
|Date:||March 27, 2020|
|Subject:||School Year 2018–2019 (Fiscal Year 2019) Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Reviews|
|Category:||Funding Implications and Upcoming Deadline|
|Next Steps:||LEAs must submit exceptions data/documentation to TEA, if applicable, or contact TEA by April 24, 2020|
TEA has calculated preliminary Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews for school year 2018–2019. Eighty-five percent (85%) of LEAs are compliant and have no further action needed. For the LEAs that are identified as preliminary noncompliant, please follow these steps to find your 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 “2018–2019.”
LEA Review of TEA’s Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review
Your LEA is responsible for reviewing TEA’s preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance review and comparing it to your own internal review. If you used TEA’s IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tool, located on the IDEA-B LEA MOE page of the TEA website, your preliminary results should match TEA’s.
Once you have made your comparison, you have four options for response, as described in this attachment. Please note that Option 1 requires no further action on your part, while the remaining three options require you to submit documentation or communicate with TEA by April 24, 2020. If due to operations being disrupted by COVID-19 you are unable to meet this deadline, please e-mail the Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division at Compliance@tea.texas.gov and let us know when you expect to be able to submit the Exceptions Workbook.
For LEAs contacting TEA by April 24, 2020, to request an extension, Federal Fiscal Compliance Division staff will work with you individually to determine your timeline for submission and final compliance determination being issued.
Do Not Remit Refunds
Your LEA must not remit refunds to TEA based on the preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE compliance review. TEA will notify you in the final compliance review report if your LEA owes a refund and provide additional information at that time.
IDEA-B LEA MOE Timeline for Spring 2020
The following table lists milestones for the IDEA-B LEA MOE process:
|March 18, 2020||TEA posts preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review reports in GFFC Reports and Data Collections, accessible through TEAL.|
|April 24, 2020||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 or to request a deadline extension.|
|June 2020||For LEAs submitting the Exceptions Workbook by April 24, 2020, TEA posts final IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review reports in GFFC Reports and Data Collections, accessible through TEAL.
For LEAs contacting TEA by April 24, 2020, to request an extension, Federal Fiscal Compliance Division staff will work with you individually to determine your timeline for submission and final compliance determination being issued
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.