Region 6 Education Service Center

"Dedicated to Serve"

Behavior Management

Helping districts deal with the issues surrounding students with behavioral/emotional disorders is the focus of this service. Staff provides on-site assistance in program development, crisis intervention procedures, assessment issues and transition from alternative settings. Regional trainings provided for staff development in the areas of behavior management plans, legal issues, positive behavioral interventions and supports, and non-violent crisis intervention.
 
Contact:
936-435-8246
 
 
The goal of the Texas Behavior Support (TBS) Network is to create a system of PBIS for students with disabilities and all students attending Texas public schools.  Although the original focus of TBS was to support the behavior needs of students with disabilities, it quickly became evident in examining the newly expanding PBIS model that in order to address the needs of children in special education, prevention interventions had to be implemented for all students.  Therefore, the TBS Network adopted PBIS as its philosophical foundation and supports all three tiers of the model, including school-wide and classroom.
 
Training resources related to Positive Behavior Intereventions and Supports and available on the Texas Behavior Support page by or by clicking these links below:
 
 

Texas Behavior Support Initiative:

 

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).

 

If you would like to present at the Texas Behavior Support Conference in the June of 2017, click HERE.

 

Informational Resources:

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 are 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 at the TEA website:

Required Nonpublic Day and Residential Application and Data Collection for Districts

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:

Nonpublic Day School Programs Report:
  • The agency provides funds to districts for the educational costs for students with disabilities who are referred to nonpublic day schools by the district (19 TAC 89.63(e)): For nonpublic day school placements, the school district or shared service arrangement shall submit information to the TEA indicating the students' identification numbers, initial dates of placement, and the names of the facilities with which the school district or shared service arrangement is contracting. The school district or shared service arrangement shall not count contract students' average daily attendance as eligible. The TEA shall determine the number of contract students reported in full-time equivalents and pay state funds to the district according to the formula prescribed in law.
  • Funding Information Source/Report (formerly SPE-106): Funds are based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students reported through the online data 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.
  • Information will be taken from the NP/HCF TEASE application in early June and submitted to School Finance for disbursement of funds.
  • Deadline for submission: 6/1/2017
 
Update as of 4/13/2017:
  • 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.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the Nonpublic Day or Residential Application, please contact Lauren Williams lwilliams@esc6.net or Teresa Anderson tanderson@esc6.net.

Noneducational Community-Based Support Services:

The 74th Texas Legislative appropriated fund to provide non-educational community-based support services for certain students with disabilities and their families to help them care for their children with severe disabilities, and to enable them to better cope with having an individual with a disability at home.
 

CRCG Information:

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