Region 15 Education Service Center
Weekly Newsletter - February 15, 2021
I hope you are staying warm and safe. Thank you for your dedication and perseverance through challenging times.
Casey Callahan, Ed.D.
Board Training - Team of Eight
Each session will begin at 6:00 P.M. with a meal and a one hour training on Safe and Supportive School Programs for Board Responsibilities. Team of Eight training will then follow. Each participant will leave with 4 hours of board training. ($500 per board)
February 23 – Region 15 - Conference Center (max 6 boards) – 6:00 P.M.
February 24 – Junction ISD – Junction Middle School Library (max 4 boards) - 6:00 P.M.
March 3 – Region 15 – Conference Center (max 6 boards) - 6:00 P.M.
Please register your board for training with Sheri Durham firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Incentive Allotment Training Zoom sessions
March 3, 2021 – 1:00 to 4:400 Student Growth Update and Spending Plans (TRS and TASB Policy) Session 037854
April 7, 2021 – 1:00 to 4:00 Application Review and Data Collection Session 037856
February Monthly Reminders are located at the end of the newsletter.
Business and Finance
For business and finance needs, contact
Curriculum and Instruction
STAAR Writing Ready for 4th and 7th
Gear up your students to be successful on their STAAR Reading 2021 assessment!
Grades 3-5 STAAR Reading Field Test Questions
TEKSCon is Coming!
July 27-29, 2021
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
ESC Region 15 is offering a face-to-face PPR review/test prep session on February 25, 2021. Due to test security, this session cannot be offered virtually. To register, use this link: https://mis.esc15.net/CatWksp.asp?type=subject&Subject=All+Educators&Wksp_Num=022677
Registration closes on February 18, 2021. For more information, please contact Torrey Clay at 325-481-4045 or Brenda Moeller at 325-658-6571.
Live Author Visits Every Friday at 10:30 am
You, teachers, and students are invited to...
join us each Friday morning for the opportunity to experience authors from around the globe as they graciously lead a session for the students, teachers, and sometimes parents, in Region 15. While sharing their stories, they have been able to weave inspiring and instructional words leading all to pursue the art of reading and writing to deeper levels.
The ZOOM opens at 10:15 for classes and virtual students to begin joining for the 10:30 session, and we would LOVE to 'see' you there!
Find more information and schedules HERE.
Questions from the Chat Box: Lit and Lunch with Vivian Kirkfield--From Here to There
For your curriculum and instruction needs, please contact
For your data service needs, please contact
Data Service Coordinator
The following workshops are now scheduled for the spring.
16th—CNA/CIP (Register here)
17th—Certification Fundamentals (Register here)
25th—Proclamation 2021 for Pre-K (Register here)
1st-3rd—AEL (Register here)
3rd—TIA Cohort D: Spending Plans (Register here)
24th-25th—Staffing and Master Schedule (Register here)
7th—TIA Cohort D: Application Review and Data Collection (Register here)
19th-21st—T-TESS (Register here)
For Administrative Services assistance, please contact
In place of the face to face textbook showcase (previously scheduled 2/25) we have coordinated with publishers to offer a 1-hour preview of PreK instructional materials. The calendar is linked on the ESC 15 Instructional Materials home page. Sessions begin January 26. Visit the Updated PreK Calendar of Events to register.
Please check with your elementary principal and see if they submitted the PreK Contact - Proclamation 2021 form some of the publishers would like to send materials to districts prior to their zoom session.
Also, the ESC Region 15 Proclamation 2021 Preview Sign Up form is available for anyone who would like to schedule a time to preview materials. PreK materials will be displayed in the conference center Feb. 24-26. No publishers will be present.
If you would like to be added to the ESC 15 textbook listserv, monthly Instructional materials newsletter or have questions related to proclamations, please contact email@example.com or 325-481-4074.
For Federal Programs assistance, please contact
If you have Special Education-specific questions, please contact:
Special Education Director
FEBRUARY MONTHLY REMINDERS
Accountability and Assessment –
Ensure Federal Report Card and School Report Card have been released and distributed
TELPAS window opens
Administration and Leadership –
Develop district goals
Develop school calendar 2021-2022
Review Valedictorian & Salutatorian selection
Update Ask TED
Charter Specific –
Charter Amendments close April 1st
Expansion amendments open (TAC§100.1033(b)(9)&(10))
Update Ask TED with TEA Charter Division
Federal and State Programs –
Review/implement district/campus improvement plans in accordance with district planning process (TEC§11.251)
Begin bid for depository contract (due June 15th)
Calculate State Aid using end of fourth six weeks’ student data
Establish scope and details of financial audit
Calculate enrollment projections
Review student attendance figures as compared to prior year and budget projections
Review preliminary 20120 CPTD Values
Appeal preliminary 2020 CPTD Values, if necessary
Begin budget calendar and budget process for 2021-2022
Food and Nutrition –
Food Service Management Company Request for Proposal deadline is February 15th
Verification Report deadline is February 1st
School Board –
*Call Trustee election for May
Review Superintendent evaluation instrument & procedures, including training for new Trustees
Review schedule for Texas Public Schools Week
*Approve school calendar
Schedule Board candidate workshop
*Approve waivers as needed
Special Education –
Begin budget process for 2021-2022
Final TEAL TSDS Core (SPPI-14) submission due February 18th for 2020-2021 student data
Monitor special education expenditures from the general fund to ensure on track for MOE (Maintenance of Effort) compliance
Texas Student Data System/PEIMS –
Crisis Codes 1A, 1B, and 1C submission due to TSDS on February 5th
PEIMS Mid-Year resubmission due to TEA on February 11th
PEIMS Fall data available to customers on February 11th
ECDS Kindergarten data available to customers on February 11th
TSDS State Performance Plan Indicator 14 (SPPI-14) submission due by February 18th
TSDS Classroom Roster winter snapshot date February 26th
*Requires Board action/approval