• Special Education Required Postings to LEA Websites – provides notice to local education agencies (LEAs) of required postings described in U.S. Department of Education‚Äôs Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requirements, applicable federal law, the Texas Education Code (TEC), and IDEA-B Program Guidelines. LEAs are required to have links to all required postings accessible on their public-facing website, and all websites, materials, static resources, and information made available to parents and staff must be updated to reflect the list in the link above.
  • ESSER Planning Overview – letter serves¬†as a reminder of how federal pandemic relief funds presented to local educational agencies (LEAs) are one-time in nature but have flexibility to allow LEAs to plan an effective transition of support of their students.
  • Implementation of Early Childhood Instruments in the 2022-23 – correspondence provides updates relating to the administration and reporting of early childhood education instruments, including prekindergarten instruments and kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 reading instruments, in the 2022-23 school year. Updates include key dates for administration and reporting of instruments for each grade level.
  • iWatchTexas School Safety – On August 16, 2022, Governor Abbott launched a¬†public service announcement to promote the awareness of the iWatchTexas School Safety Reporting System. Letter contains additional information to school systems about iWatchTexas and how it supports safe schools and communities.