The agency provides funds to districts for the
educational costs for students with disabilities who are referred to
nonpublic day schools by the district (19 TAC §63(d)).
Funds are based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students reported through the SPE-106 data submission. FTEs are multiplied by an instructional weight of 1.7 as required by statute (TEC §42.151). Funds are distributed in the district’s regular Foundation School Program payments. When reporting student attendance information through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) contract students cannot be counted for average daily attendance (ADA) or contact hours and should be coded as enrolled but not in membership (ADA eligibility code Ø) with an instructional setting code of 60.
for Requesting and Completing the Spreadsheet
Report students in nonpublic day school placement on the SPE-106 report annually. If there are no students to report, submission of the SPE-106 is not required. Districts may
request the SPE-106 Excel spreadsheet from the TEA Division of Federal and
State Education Policy through an email request sent to SpedData@tea.state.tx.us. The Excel spreadsheet consists of two
worksheets. Enter district information (name, county district number) on
the “Cover Page” worksheet, and enter student information on the “SPE-106”
worksheet. Submit the completed data using the TEA secure email system to the email address above.