*** Reminders

from: ESC 12 Business and Special Education Services

As you know from the bulletin sent on June 3, 2016, TEA will conduct a validation of certain amounts reported on Schedule BS6016-Financial Compliance Requirements. TEA will contact a randomized sample of LEAs to provide documentation.


*** Additional Information regarding information sent in June 3 bulletin:


LEAs on the selected sample list will be contacted by e-mail within a few days of the submission of the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application in eGrants so the time period will vary for each LEA depending on when the submission is completed. Please note that the LEA should be able to respond quickly (within two days) with the following support documentation:


BS6016 # 1) Amount of special education expenditures for the most recent prior year in which complete expenditure data are available and the LEA was in MOE compliance


  • [Source documentation: IDEA-B LEA MOE Subsequent Year Expenditure and Per-Capita Expenditure Report found on page 2 of the LEA’s FINAL IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review for school year (SY) 2014-2015 (Fiscal Year 2015)] This document is posted in the GFFC application in TEASE.


BS6026 # 2) Budget for special education for 2016–2017


  • [Source documentation: general ledgers and budget reports] The amount entered should only include budgeted amounts in MOE functions: 11, 12, 13, 21, 23, 31, 33, 34, 36, 41, 51 and 53 for PIC 23 (SPED) and PIC 33 (PreK SPED)


*** You and your staff will be entering 2016-2017 budget amounts in the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant application through the summer. If your budget will not be finalized soon, take care to assure that the reported budget is close to what is finally adopted by your boards.


*** TEA will use emails listed in the Texas Education Directory to contact Superintendents and Special Education Directors. Verify current contacts and email addresses at:

http://mansfield.tea.state.tx.us/TEA.AskTED.Web/Forms/Home.aspx

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News from the Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting

Validation Alert: Schedule BS6016 of the 2016–2017

Special Education Consolidated Grant Application


The purpose of this bulletin is to notify LEAs applying for the 2016–2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant that TEA will conduct a validation of certain amounts reported on Schedule BS6016–Financial Compliance Requirements.

The Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting will contact a stratified random sample of LEAs to provide documentation, such as general ledgers and budget reports, to support the following amounts reported in the LEA MOE for Eligibility section of the BS6016:

  1. Amount of special education expenditures for the most recent prior year in which complete expenditure data are available and the LEA was in MOE compliance
  2. Budget for special education for 2016–2017

The Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting will conduct outreach after applicants submit the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. Superintendents and special education directors of selected LEAs will receive an e-mail from compliance@tea.texas.gov with instructions to attach documentation within two business days (TEA will use e-mails listed in the Texas Education Directory, ASKTED).

Please share this bulletin with any appropriate LEA staff to ensure that they are prepared to comply if contacted.


For Further Information

With any additional questions, please email compliance@tea.texas.gov.

Questions regarding reporting; general ledgers; MOE or how you can receive additional support?

Contact:

Lisa McKinnon CPA

Assistant Director

Business and Information Services

Education Service Center Region 12

Ofc: 254-297-1183

Cell: 254-760-8998

Fax: 254-666-0823

Questions regarding the 2016-2017 Budgeting and/or Grant Application Process?

Contact:

Mickey Edwards

Special Education Grants and Funding Specialist
Education Service Center Region 12
Ofc: 254-297-1169
f: 254-666-0823