College Exam Fees Reimbursements 2023-24

Do your juniors and seniors know they get one free SAT, ACT, or TSI administration? Since 2019, HB3 funding has removed barriers to college access by providing district reimbursements for the administration of the SAT/ACT/and TSIA once per student. Charter districts have already been given estimated funding for this in the 2023-24 Summary of Finances … Read More

Special Program Student Coding

Did you know that some of the special programs you offer in your district have a weighted ADA funding for the students enrolled in that program? This means more money for the services you are providing your students! With that weighted funding comes the potential for additional TEA scrutiny. Each special program that your district … Read More

EDGAR Part 1: Administrative Procedures

No doubt, Federal grant funds can provide great benefits for your students. From additional interventions to added technology, the possibilities are many, but programs funded by the USDE-issued grants such as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and IDEA-B are regulated by many rules that can be difficult to understand. As a savvy administrator, you want … Read More

TCLAS Grant Changes and Possible Survey Due April 6, 2024

If you have funding from more than one TCLAS decision, the information in today’s article might come as good news for you! TEA is allowing money to be moved between TCLAS decisions in some cases. However, if you wish to do so, you must complete a survey by April 6! No TCLAS funds? You can … Read More

AskTED Data Updates

Staying informed is important for administrators to be able to do their job well. How do you make sure that you get important information coming out of TEA?  One of the main ways is updating AskTED, the online Texas Education Directory (TED), which is updated daily. AskTED is the primary source used by TEA and … Read More

Mid-Year Review of Federal Grant Funds

Check-ups are important! They keep us on track. The middle of the school year is a good time to check up on your federal grant funds by conducting a mid-year review. The purpose of the mid-year review is to give you an opportunity to see if you are still on track to expend your federal … Read More

Collaborative Comprehensive Needs Assessment for 2024-25 (CCNA)

Now that Spring Break is over, the rest of the year will sail by, and planning for next year is in the works! It is the best time to start writing down your ideas because it is almost time to start the needs assessment process that is required before you can apply for federal funds … Read More

Basics of State Compensatory Education Funds

At-risk students are in the greatest danger of not completing high school. Effective planning to meet their needs, even in early childhood, can help prevent students from dropping out. Each charter district with qualified students receives a State allotment of State Compensatory Education (CompEd or SCE) funds to provide direct services to At-risk students. Of … Read More

New Grant Opportunities in eGrants

You might have noticed some new grants appear in your eGrants screen recently under “Grants/Apply for eligible grants.”  Oddly enough, you might not even be eligible. This article is to explain the grants and how to respond in eGrants to either apply or reject them.  Action is required by all Charter Districts. What is the … Read More

Indirect Cost Rate Request for 2024-25

This tip is important because it is about money! In order to get it, you will have to take action by the end of March. Have you heard about indirect costs in grants? Indirect Costs are the costs grantees can charge back to their grant to recover their organization-wide administrative costs of managing federal grants, … Read More