5 10, 2021

OSEP Update on TEA

2021-10-05T12:38:24-05:00

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) sent the following two letters to the Texas Education Agency regarding its implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

OSEP Update on TEA2021-10-05T12:38:24-05:00
6 08, 2021

New Public Health Guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

2021-09-01T21:44:10-05:00

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a new guidance document on August 5, 2021, title "Public Health Guidance". This guidance addresses: on-campus instruction, non-UIL extracurricular sports and activities, and any other activities that students must complete.

New Public Health Guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA)2021-09-01T21:44:10-05:00
16 03, 2021

Updates to TEA’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Parent’s Guide, and Dispute Resolution Handbook

2021-09-01T21:44:10-05:00

In October 2020, the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) required the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to make several edits to these documents. A summary of changes for each of these two documents can be found on the “Updates” tab of the Legal Framework.

Updates to TEA’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Parent’s Guide, and Dispute Resolution Handbook2021-09-01T21:44:10-05:00
19 03, 2020

TEA Update on Mediation Requests | Actualizaciones de la TEA sobre las Solicitudes de Mediación

2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00

During this time, TEA will not be receiving visitors and, as a result, will not be able to accept hand delivery of requests for special education mediation. In addition, while requests may still be filed by mail, disruptions in the delivery of agency mail may occur due to possible closures in the mail room and distribution center. TEA, instead, recommends that parties consider using other available filing methods.

TEA Update on Mediation Requests | Actualizaciones de la TEA sobre las Solicitudes de Mediación2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00
19 03, 2020

TEA Update on Due Process Hearing Requests | Actualizaciones de la TEA sobre las Solicitudes de Audiencia del Debido Proceso

2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has implemented a mandatory telework policy for agency employees beginning Tuesday, March 17. During this time, TEA will not be receiving visitors and, as a result, will not be able to accept hand delivery of special education due process hearing requests. In addition, while requests may still be filed by mail, disruptions in the delivery of agency mail may occur due to possible closures in the mail room and distribution center. TEA, instead, recommends that parties consider using other available filing methods.

TEA Update on Due Process Hearing Requests | Actualizaciones de la TEA sobre las Solicitudes de Audiencia del Debido Proceso2021-09-01T21:44:11-05:00

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