UID Assignment and Enrollment Tracking

Did you know that all districts are responsible for submitting weekly Unique ID enrollment tracking event files to TEA through the Texas Student Data System application in TEAL? But first, a Unique ID number (UID) must be assigned to all students in your district to ensure they are included in your enrollment tracking file. It … Read More

PEIMS: Who, What, Where, When and Why

Why is PEIMS Accuracy Important? The Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) consists of four mandatory yearly data submissions. These submissions encompass all data requested and received by TEA about public education for all school districts in the state of Texas. Confirming the accuracy of your district’s PEIMS data is critical to ensuring that you … Read More

Mid-Year PEIMS Submission

Mid-Year PEIMS Submission The Mid-Year PEIMS submission is due to TEA January 28, 2021.  This collection consists solely of financial data from your charter’s prior fiscal year, FY ending June 30 or August 31.  Reviewed in comparison with the Annual Financial Report, (AFR), the data collected is used by TEA for compliance monitoring.  In fact, … Read More

Open Enrollment Charter School – Application vs. Enrollment

Has your district started the student application process for the next school year?  If so, it is important to remember that applications and enrollments are two separate and distinct processes in which different information is gathered. What should occur during the Application Period? During the application period schools should only ask for basic student information. This application is typically … Read More

COVID-19 Six Weeks Submissions, Calendars and Attendance

In this unprecedented time, schools across the nation are working to support students in a remote instructional setting. In Texas, all school classrooms must remain closed for students through the end of the 2019–20 school year. In his press conference on the state’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the Governor directed school … Read More

Why is PEIMS Accuracy Important?

The Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) consists of four mandatory yearly data submissions. These submissions encompass all data requested and received by TEA about public education for all school districts in the state of Texas. Confirming the accuracy of your district’s PEIMS data is critical to ensuring that you are submitting a true account … Read More

Full-Day Prekindergarten Waiver

Do your schools currently offer half-day prekindergarten (PK)? Are you aware that full-day PK for eligible four-year-olds was required starting in 2019-20? If your Charter District currently offers a half-day program, an exemption (waiver) must be submitted by March 2, 2020. Several steps must be completed prior to applying for this waiver, and CSS has … Read More

Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) Changes

The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) is published yearly by TEA and contains the official attendance accounting guidelines that must be followed by all school districts and open-enrollment charters in the state of Texas. The 2019-20 SAAH has recently been published and has many significant changes from the prior year’s handbook. With all of the … Read More

The connection between PEIMS and Accountability

Without PEIMS it would be very difficult to calculate Accountability! A vast majority of the data used to determine a district’s accountability is pulled directly from your four mandatory PEIMS submissions each year. PEIMS data directly affects not only your district’s accountability but also your funding and compliance systems. Confirming the accuracy of your district’s … Read More

Prekindergarten: Qualifications, Documentation & PEIMS Coding

Prekindergarten programs are different and more complex than the other grade levels offered in your district. To receive ADA funding for the students in your PK program there are specific age requirements and qualification criteria that must be met. Once you register a student for your PK program, they become subject to compulsory attendance until … Read More