The Division of Regional Services is home to four units within the Texas Education Agency.
The Office of Education Service Center Liaison encompasses functions related to managing the relationship between the Texas Education Agency and the twenty Regional Education Service Centers.
The Division of Regional Services serves as the contact for Resources for Military Families in Texas, including participation in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The division facilitates the work of the compact and alternate compact commissioners representing Texas to the compact commission. The division assists military families, who have moved to Texas from a compact state, to enter school, be appropriately placed, and graduate.
The division also serves as the agency's Homeland Security contact for weather-related and natural disasters. The division works with the Texas Emergency Management Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety to coordinate services to impacted individuals and regions of the state.
Finally, the Division of Regional Services provides assistance in the following areas:
August 28, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following
statement regarding today’s ruling in the school finance case:“Today’s decision is just a first step on a very familiar path for
school finance litigation in Texas. Regardless of the ruling at the district
court level, all sides have known this is an issue that will again be resolved
by the Texas Supreme Court...
August 22, 2014
School districts and charters have been advised by
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that due to the transition to revised
curriculum standards in mathematics, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments
for grades 5 and 8 mathematics will be administered only once in the
2014–2015 school year.
August 21, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today
notified districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will
maintain initial academic performance standards (Phase-In 1) for the State of
Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the
2014–2015 school year.
August 20, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today advised
members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) of his decision to grant five Generation
19 charter schools.