ESC-20 SPED News

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Transparency is the Key to Accessible Communication ESC-20 Special Education Support Services is here to provide resources and professional development to help educators as they serve students with disabilities in-person or online. For more information on September 2020 virtual training sessions connect, register and attend some of these great sessions … Read More

TEA 2019-2020 SHARS Audit Findings Report

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TEA 2019-2020 SHARS Audit Findings Report Onward is committed to ensuring Texas school districts understand and follow SHARS regulations in order to maintain a fully compliant Medicaid program.  Audit findings issued by TEA will help better understand necessary documentation updates and changes as it pertains to Medicaid reimbursement. We love … Read More

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Deadline Date Reminder

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 CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Districts that provide SHARS services may consider applying for Federal COVID-19 Provider Relieve Fund. These funds can assist with district’s COVID-19 related expenses. Applicants are eligible to receive approximately 2 percent of reported gross revenue from 2018 or the most recent complete tax year. The … Read More

Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended Until 8/28/2020

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Federal CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended Until 8/28/2020 Fairbanks LLC released a reminder on August 21st that the deadline to apply for the Federal CARES Act Provider Relief Fund has been extended to Friday, August 28th, 2020. Interested school districts are encouraged to apply.  In addition, starting … Read More

Provider Relief Fund – Application Deadline Notification

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As part of its ongoing efforts to provide financial relief to healthcare providers impacted by COVID-19, today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing an application deadline extension for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers. … Read More

TEA is Offering Free Learning Management System

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TEA Will Offer Free Learning Management System to Texas Schools for Two Years to Help Bolster Remote and Classroom Instruction — This new offering will save school systems up to $40M, and reduce total taxpayer cost up to $22M AUSTIN, Texas – July 30, 2020 – The Texas Education Agency … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Services Extended

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On July 30, 2020, HHSC announced that telehealth flexibilities have been extended through October 23, 2020 unless the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services ends the public health emergency earlier. If the public health emergency ends earlier, HHSC will provide additional information. Therefore, some SHARS services may be delivered … Read More

TEA Issues 20-21 Safe Return Guidelines for Texas Schools

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TEA Issues Comprehensive Guidelines for a Safe Return to On-Campus Instruction for the 2020-21 School Year Agency to Ensure Remote Instruction is Available to All Who Need It or Request It AUSTIN, Texas – July 7, 2020 – TEA announced comprehensive guidelines for students to return to school, prioritizing their … Read More

SY2019-2020 Bus Accident Report Survey

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TEA Request for Information The TEA has created a web-based survey to use in reporting bus accident information. The survey will be open through August 31. The survey, as well as a PDF that allows you to preview the survey questions, is available on the TEA Bus Accident Reporting System web … Read More