TEA Focus Group Meetings

USDE Corrective Action Plan

During the 2016-2017 school year, the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs performed a series of onsite monitoring visits to review Texas’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The final report was provided to TEA on January 10, 2018.

The findings from that report require TEA to develop a plan to address four corrective actions. An integral part of the plan development process will be the gathering of input from stakeholders and other interested Texans. The Initial Draft Plan is posted on the TEA website at: https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/

The focus group meetings are being held to gather feedback related to this corrective action plan, but there is also an opportunity to provide feedback electronically. Space is limited at all focus groups. Registration is REQUIRED for attendance. These meetings are closed to media and the general public to protect the privacy of students and families.

Other Options for Input

If you are unable to attend a focus group meeting, you are invited to provide general comments and feedback on the USDE Corrective Action Draft Plan Online Survey by February 18, 2018 or by emailing TEA at any time during the plan’s development to TexasSPED@tea.texas.gov.

Jayne Tavenner