PEIMS Changes for 2022

Does your district have a truancy prevention plan in place? Per the 2022-23 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/financial-compliance/student-attendance-accounting-handbook) “A child engages in truant conduct if the child is required to attend school under the TEC, §25.085, and fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in … Read More

Summer PEIMS

It is incredibly important that your Student Information System (SIS) Calendar accurately reflects what occurred in your district each day! In order to receive full ADA funding each of your campus calendars must include at least 75,600 operational minutes, including all applicable waivers. Operational minutes include all daily minutes from the start of student instruction … Read More

High School Indicators – Summer PEIMS

Did you know that there are multiple accelerated programs that your district could be offering your High School students? These programs are a great opportunity for your students and can potentially boost your districts’ College, Career and Military Readiness calculations! If your district offers one of these programs, you will need to code the students … Read More

When to Amend Federal Grants

As the year winds down, so does the period of availability of your federal grant funds. Now is a good time to review your federal grants to make sure the remaining funds are budgeted where you need them to finish out the year. You may find that summer plans have changed, an added expense is … Read More

Comprehensive Needs Assessment

It’s that time of year again!  Time to begin planning for the upcoming school year.  Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state are currently working with their campuses on planning for the 2022-2023 school year.  To begin this process, campuses must first look at where they are now and use that as a guide to … 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

Collaborative Comprehensive Needs Assessment for 2022-23 (CCNA)

Next year is like that semi-truck in your rear-view mirror. It is barreling down! Now that spring break is over, you have probably started thinking about a few ideas for next year, even though you are still trying to survive the rest of 2021-22! It is almost time to start the needs assessment process that … 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 most 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

Independent Contractor or Employee?

As we encounter the end of one year and the beginning of another, many year-end accounting tasks are upon us, including the issuance of W2s and 1099s to those who have performed work for us during 2021.  To determine who needs to get which type of tax form, we must be able to properly classify … Read More

Risk Management

Risk management is a critical charge that school leaders must proactively address. From the Board to the Superintendent, to the central administration and campus leaders, we all play a part in effectively managing the risks at our schools. What is Risk Management? Risk Management is defined as the identification, assessment, control, and avoidance, minimization, or … Read More