To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews, TEA must know how LEAs and fiscal agents expended any reimbursements they received under the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program.
All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2021–2022 school year must therefore submit the School Health and Related Services Survey, regardless of whether they received SHARS reimbursements.
SHARS and IDEA-B LEA MOE
The SHARS program allows Texas LEAs to request Medicaid reimbursement for certain health related services provided to students with disabilities.
In accordance with Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (34 CFR) §300.154(g)(2), if an LEA spends SHARS reimbursements for state and local expenditures for special education services, those subsequent expenditures must be excluded for IDEA-B LEA MOE purposes from the final calculation of state and local expenditures.
Survey Access and Deadline
TEA has developed a SHARS Reimbursement Survey to collect this information. The survey is also available on the SHARS and IDEA-B LEA MOE Guidance page of the TEA website.
Refer to these SHARS Survey Instructions for information on how to access and submit the survey by the November 4, 2022, deadline.