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TEA News Releases Online Jan. 23, 2018
TEA opens online survey on special education corrective action draft plan

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has made available an online survey to solicit feedback on its draft corrective action plan for special education. The online survey, which is available on the TEA website (https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED), is open to anyone wishing to provide input on the draft plan.

At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, TEA drafted an initial corrective action plan regarding the support and delivery of special education services in our state’s public schools. The initial draft addresses all issues identified in a recent federal monitoring report, including the proper identification of special education students and assuring access to appropriate services at the local level.

The online survey is one part of TEA’s ongoing outreach effort to hear from special education students, families, educators, advocacy groups, district and school officials, and all others seeking to provide input on the plan. The survey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. To fully understand and effectively respond to the questions in the survey, participants are encouraged to first read TEA’s proposed corrective action plan. 

TEA will be accepting an initial round of public comments on the draft plan through Feb. 18. Following this initial round of public comments and stakeholder engagement, a revised draft plan will be available on or around March 1. Additional public comment will be accepted through March 31. 

Under the current timeline, the final State corrective action plan would be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on or around April 18 (pending additional conversations and feedback from federal officials).

To review the draft plan and learn more about the agency’s outreach efforts, visit the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED

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