TEA Special Education and Special Populations Updates for the Week of June 1, 2020

Dean Micknal

by Dean Micknal

Updates to the Texas Education Agency’s Special Education and Special Population sections of the COVID-19 Support webpage last week were limited to the release of a single, if thorough, Guidance and FAQ regarding Continuity of Learning for Secondary Transition.  The nine-page document walks through the following topics:

  • Transition Services During COVID-19;
  • Guiding Questions for Secondary Transition Considerations;
  • Examples of Transition-Related Activities for At-Home Learning;
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ); and
  • General Resources for Families and Educators

The guidance reminds districts that they must continue to monitor all secondary transition services/activities through progress reports aligned to a student’s IEP goals and should make reasonable efforts to provide individualized transition support for students with disabilities beginning at age 14 through age 21 in an at-home learning environment during COVID-19-related school interruptions. TEA also extends its guidance regarding compensatory services to transition services, encouraging districts to utilize ARD committees to address student-specific needs resulting from the closure once school resumes.

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