Special Education Shared Services Arrangements (SSAs) are governed by specific requirements found in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).
TEC §29.007 states that local education agencies (LEAs) may enter into a written contract to jointly operate their special education programs. Additionally, 19 TAC §89.1075(e) states that LEAs that jointly operate their special education programs as a SSA, in accordance with TEC §29.007, shall do so in accordance with procedures developed by the TEA.
The following Shared Services Arrangements Procedures establish requirements for LEA's operation of special education SSAs:
For information regarding Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) Procedures for Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf contact Brent Pitt in the Division of Federal and State Education Policy at 512-463-9414.
Districts are encouraged to request technical assistance about SSA Procedures from their funding contacts at regional education service centers.
References and Links to SSA Information
Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1494