TEA Special Education and Special Populations Updates for the Week of June 1, 2020
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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Leasor Crass, P.C. if we can provide further assistance on these matters.