TEA COVID-19 Updates
To the Administrator Addressed Notices (as of 03/31/2022)
- Dyslexia Screening Exception Reason in the Texas Student Data System (TSDS)
Senate Bill 89 and Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Training and Communication Requirements
- Minimum Standards for Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures
- USDE Funding Waiver
- Child Find (SPPI-11 & SPPI-12) Eligibility Determination Delay Reason in the Texas Student Data System
- Texas Reading Academies Implementation Updates
Military Purple Star Campus Application
- Safe and Supportive School Program Update
- Statewide Standards - Policy Regarding Library Content
- Highest Ranking Graduate
- Safe and Supportive School Program (SSSP) Role in AskTED
SC5003, Applicant Designation and Certification (ADC) Forms, and Planning Amounts for LEAs Now Available for the 2022-2023 Consolidated Applications
The SC5003 – Formula Grants Consolidated Schedule is now open in eGrants. Local educational agencies (LEAs) eligible to apply for one or more of the following grants must first complete the SC5003 – Formula Grants Consolidated Schedule:
The SC5003 must be submitted to access these grant applications once they are available. Only one SC5003 per LEA is available to submit. LEAs must collaborate with appropriate LEA staff to coordinate their responses on the SC5003.
Accelerated Learning Resources
To accelerate student learning to grade level TEKS mastery, we must rethink how we support teachers, adopt and implement instructional materials, and provide more time for the students most in need.
- Summer Learning Framework - The guidance, resources, and district examples included below are to support districts and open-enrollment charter schools in planning for high quality summer learning programs that accelerate student learning.
Texas Tutor Virtual Summit on April 22, 2022 - Learn best practices, hear from leading experts, and gain clarity on the many topics involved with implementing High Impact Tutoring, HB 4545 and TCLAS Decision 6. Join us at the 2022 ESC Virtual Texas Tutor Summit for Leaders!
Operational Minutes Adjustment
TEA released the TAA on the Operational Minutes Adjustment which is their attempt at assisting schools with ADA challenges despite their inability to provide a full hold harmless.
The FAQ document provides an example of how to calculate what this change may mean for your ADA.
There will soon be a document on the District & Charter Planning Tools section of the State Funding TEA page that provides all schools with their 2019-20 1st-4th six-week attendance data.
Extending End Date and Amendment Deadline for the 2020-2022 CRRSA ESSER II Federal Grant Application
TEA has extended the end date for the 2020-2022 CRRSA ESSER II Federal Grant Application Notice of Grant Award (NOGA). This NOGA reflected an end date of September 30, 2022. However, to incorporate the additional year of funding allowed by the Tydings Amendment, it has been extended to September 30, 2023.
Because the 2020-2022 CRRSA ESSER II Federal Grant Application NOGA end date has been extended, the due dates for amendments and final/revised final expenditure reports are extended as follows:
Last Amendment Due Date - July 3, 2023
Final Expenditure Report - January 2, 2024
Revised Final Expenditure Report - January 2, 2024
- For program information, contact the Department of Grant Compliance and Administration at (512) 463-8992, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For questions about the grant application, contact one of the ESSER negotiators listed on the Grants Administration Contacts page.
TEA Commissioner Morath's Superintendent Call Schedule
Superintendent calls will be done MONTHLY. Following are the projected dates and times for the calls through the remainder of the school year.
- 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022
- 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022
- 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022
- 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022
The Commissioner's office will send an invitation with the Zoom link information to all Superintendents closer to the date of the call.
Teacher Vacancy Task Force
The Task Force will meet every other month for one year, with Commissioner Morath and agency leadership regularly facilitating discussions with Task Force members, while including insights gathered from experts throughout the State of Texas, including direct feedback from teachers. The Task Force will be comprised of the following leaders in public education hailing from a variety of districts, geographies, and student populations from around the state. Note: On March 15, 2022, TEA announced the expansion of the Task Force to include an additional 24 teacher members. New members will be added prior to the next Task Force meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated April 6, 2022)
- ESC Region 11 GoTeach11 Eligible for Hire List
- Addressing Teacher Shortages: Practical Ideas for the Pandemic and Beyond
- Please visit TEA’s new Teacher Vacancy Task Force web page.
- TEA Announces Immediate Expansion of Teacher Vacancy Task Force to Include Two Dozen Additional Texas Public School Teachers
Changes include an equal number of teachers and administrators, workgroups, and a teacher as chair. For Immediate Release (03/15/22)
- TEA Establishes Teacher Vacancy Task Force to Address Ongoing Staffing Challenges in Public Education. For Immediate Release (03/10/22)