Region 15 Education Service Center
Weekly Newsletter - February 22, 2021
We hope you survived the winter storm and are enjoying the sunshine. If we can be of service, please don't hesitate to call.
Casey Callahan, Ed.D.
Please submit Missed School Day Waiver requests via TEAL, with supporting documentation, following the closure event.
LEAs may continue with remote instruction and must submit an “Other” waiver in TEAL following the weather event - and receive TEA approval of the waiver - to claim full day minutes for any remote day.
Please email Waivers@tea.texas.org with questions or call the Superintendent Hotline for urgent support.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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
ESC 15 Proclamation 2021 Preview Days – Feb. 24-26
Reserve your spot and sign up here.
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