Rules and Regulations | Texas Continuous Improvement Process (TCIP)
As a result of the 2004 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA2004), all states must ensure that the state has on file with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education assurances that the state meets or will meet all of the eligibility requirements of Part B of the IDEA as amended in 2004 by Public Law 108-446. A state may do this by one of the following methods:
- provide assurances in the Part B State Application that it has in effect policies and procedures to meet the requirements of Part B of the IDEA as amended in 2004 by Public Law 108-446;
- provide assurances in the State Application that the state will operate consistent with all the requirements of Public Law 108-446 and applicable regulations and make such changes to existing policies and procedures as are necessary to bring those policies and procedures into compliance with the requirements of IDEA, as amended; or
- submit modifications to state policies and procedures previously submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.
In order to meet the requirements of Section 612 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the State of Texas has developed policies and procedures as outlined in the “State Eligibility Document:/State Policies and Procedures” listing Texas statutes and rules as they address corresponding federal regulations, as well as links to additional related information.
The document contains the Federal Requirements, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Texas Education Code (TEC), and Regional Education Service Centers (ESC) programs and projects included as examples of how the state of Texas implements federal requirements.
State Application - In order for the state of Texas to receive its Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B grant funds each federal fiscal year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) must complete an application packet and submit it to the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Division of IDEA Coordination
1701 North Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701-1494
Telephone: 512.463.9414 | Fax: 512.463.9560
Last Updated: February 7, 2011