The purpose of this
letter is to request child count data from officials to determine eligibility
for significant expansion for 2013-2014 Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act, Part B (IDEA-B) grant funds. This submission is available for established
charter schools that provide special education services to eligible students
with disabilities based on current Full and Individual Evaluations (FIEs) and
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
The open-enrollment charter
school must have both of the following to meet the criteria for significant
expansion of enrollment:
- A minimum student enrollment of 50
- Increase in enrollment must be 50% or greater
for this data report are enclosed to provide information detailing how to enter,
certify, and submit the child counts in the 2013-2014 Special Education Data
Request-Significantly Expanded form in eGrants.
The data report must be
submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, November 25, 2013.
Reporting Child Count Data through eGrants
The child count data must
be reported in the eGrants system, which may be accessed through the Texas
Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE). TEA is in the process of
replacing TEASE with the TEA Login (TEAL). Until the migration to TEAL is
complete, eGrants is still accessible through TEASE. Each charter school is
assigned a TEASE account through the charter school setup process at the Texas
Education Agency. Please email Computer Access at email@example.com for
assistance with your security access.
The reporting system will be
available in eGrants from November 1, 2013, through 5:00 p.m. Central Time on
November 25, 2013. Child count data must be reported during this period of
availability through the eGrants Special Collections, 2013-2014 Special
Education Data Request-Significantly Expanded form.
Applicants may locate
the eGrants 2013-2014 form as follows:
- Access eGrants via TEASE.
- From the drop-down list, select the 2013-2014 Special Education Consolidated
- Under Special Collections, select the 2013-2014
Special Education Data Request-Significantly Expanded.
expanded charter schools must use the eGrants 2013-2014 Special Education
Charter Data Request - Significantly Expanded form to report basic school
information and the number of identified students with disabilities enrolled and
receiving special education services as of November 1,
2013. The following sections are available for data
Part 3, Eligible Students Served in Special Education
Programs is used to report students with disabilities served through Public
Law 108-446 (also known as IDEA-B). Each charter school should enter the
information using school and student information from that individual charter
school. Enrolled students with disabilities receiving services are to be counted
Part 4, Supplemental Information is
used to report the total number of students enrolled in the charter school, the
total number of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, grade levels
the charter school is currently teaching, and the actual opening date of the
charter school. The counts reported in this section apply to the general
population of the individual charter school.
Part 5, Report Submission
Authorization is used to certify the information reported on the 2013-2014
Special Education Charter Data Request - Significantly Expanded form.
Certification requires the entry of the name of the person preparing the report
in addition to the name, email address, and phone number of the person
certifying the report.
Note: Student data increases due to a TEA-approved
consolidation, merger, or annexation are not a factor when determining
signification expansion. Therefore, student data from a merged charter school
should not be included.
For Further Information
For assistance in completing the data collection form, refer to the Report
Instructions for the Special Education Charter Data Request, available through
eGrants, or contact your regional education service center. If additional
assistance is required, email the Division of Grants Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.