The Agency will provide state special education funds to districts for the
educational costs incurred for each day contract student, based on the formula
of one full-time equivalent (FTE), or portion of FTE, multiplied by a
district’s adjusted allotment and the instructional weight of 1.7. The amount
of funds a district receives for each student will depend upon the length of
the student’s contract in the approved nonpublic day school. The funds will be
included in the district’s regular Foundation School Program payments. The
district may use other state, federal, and local funds as appropriate to pay
for costs that exceed the formula amount. 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 when reporting student attendance information through the
Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). FTEs for state special
education funds for nonpublic day school contracts will be determined from
information reported on the report.
Annual Reporting Requirements
Please complete the SPE-106 to report the number of students with
disabilities placed at TEA approved nonpublic day schools.
If there are no students to report, submission of the SPE-106 is not required.
Instructions for Requesting and Completing the Spreadsheet
LEAs with students to report will request the SPE-106 Excel
spreadsheet from the TEA Division Federal and State Education Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Excel spreadsheet consists of two worksheets. LEAs will enter
district information (name, county district number, etc.) on the “Cover Page”
worksheet, and enter student information on the “SPE-106” worksheet. Districts
must follow the completion and submission instructions that will be sent with
the requested spreadsheet.
If you have any
questions, contact your education service center special education contact or
the Division Federal and State Education Policy at (512) 463-9414.
Division of Federal and State Education Policy
1701 North Congress
Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701-1494
| Fax: 512.463.9560