The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) is a state-level training mandated by Senate Bill 1196 and the Texas Administrative Code §89.1053. The TBSI training is designed to provide foundational knowledge for the use of positive behavior interventions and supports for all students, including those with disabilities. While the TBSI training meets legislative requirements related to procedures for the use of restraint and time-out, it also provides a framework for sharing a wide range of foundation-level behavior strategies and prevention-based school-wide, classroom, and individual interventions. These modules can be accessed through the Region 4 ESC Professional Development website at Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI).
Nonpublic Day and Residential Submissions:
PLEASE NOTE: The PPT from the TETN from Wednesday, October 5, 2016, is included below. The Special Education Director for a Shared Service Arrangement (SSA) will apply for the role of Fiscal Agent Representative with their County-District number, which will automatically include the Member Districts when they apply for a NPDayandRes/HCF account. There should only be one person per Fiscal Agent/Single Member District assigned to this TEASE application.
The deadline for submission of Nonpublic Residential applications for full year funding will be December 1, 2016. Please note that the daily rate for 2016-2017 will not exceed $260.95, an increase from last year. LEAs are encouraged to share this information with the approved nonpublic facilities.
Nonpublic submissions for day and residential placements are connected to funding approval and notification.
As with all instructional arrangements, this process does NOT require TEA approval for placement. Students should start their placements according to the ARD decision unless the Nonpublic facility is not yet on the approved facility list. The approval process for these facilities will be initiated through the NPDay/Res application, however, if approval for new facilities is necessary prior to the application open date, please contact the Nonpublic Day and Residential Support Team in the Division of Federal and State Education Policy at 512-463-9414, or by email at NPDayandRes@tea.texas.gov.
The following NEW Texas Education Agency Correspondence has been posted on the TEA website:
Update as of 10/17/2016:
The purpose of this letter is to notify districts of a new system for electronic collection of nonpublic placement notification and funding information for students with disabilities who have been placed in an approved nonpublic facility by an admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
Update as of 3/10/2017:
The Nonpublic Day and Residential Funding TEASE Application will close on June 1. Please be sure to submit any student who has an instructional arrangement code of 50 or 60 accordingly.
For Nonpublic Day applications, SPE-106 spreadsheet will no longer be collected from each district in the summer, since the data in the TEASE application will generate a report to State Funding.
The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Funding application will open on August 1, 2017. Remember that contracts with approved facilities need to correlate with the district’s fiscal year.
Please note that the Nonpublic Day and Residential (NP Day and Res) TEASE Applications will close on June 1, 2017, for the 2016-2017 school year.
Nonpublic Day (NPDay) Students: Remember that SPE-106 spreadsheets of past years have been replaced by the online TEASE application. Funds are based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students reported through the NPDay TEASE submission. FTEs are multiplied by an instructional weight of 1.7 as required by statute (TEC §42.151). Funds are distributed in the district’s regular Foundation School Program payments.
When reporting student attendance information through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) contract students cannot be counted for average daily attendance (ADA) or contact hours and should be coded as enrolled but not in membership (ADA eligibility code Ø) with an instructional setting code of 60. A report will be generated after the June 1 application closing and sent to State Funding for fund disbursement.
The NP Day and Res application will open again in Fall 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. Remember that all contract dates with the approved nonpublic facilities must coincide with the LEA’s current fiscal year and school year. Students from the previous year in the system will roll over into the next school year, and the LEA will update the current year information.
Challenging Behavior Webinar Series: An ESC Collaboration Project 2015:
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The State CRCG Office offers a webinar series to support and train local CRCG leaders, members, and partners. These webinars highlight state agency partners and provide training on key statewide initiatives. They also discuss programs that can help serve CRCG clients. Each webinar focuses on a topic important to local CRCGs. Register for the webinar by clicking on the topic below.
Upcoming Webinar Schedule:
Mark your calendars for the upcoming webinars and join in on the learning and discussion.
If you've missed one of our previous webinars, you can view the recordings by clicking on the links below.
New Website Launch
We are excited to announce the new CRCG website is live! The new website features a "For Families" page, a search by city or county function, webinar sign-up, links to all webinars and newsletters, and downloadable versions of our new tools such as the "One Page Series", the "Starting/Reviving a CRCG Checklist" and the "Referral Eligibility Chart". Visit the website here: https://crcg.hhs.texas.gov.
New State CRCG Office Phone Number: (512) 206-5255