Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)
- SB 1716 passed in the 87th Legislative session expanded the current Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program which gives $1,500 grants to families of qualifying Special Education students. Beginning November 1, 2021, new eligibility guidelines will go into full effect, making all currently enrolled Texas public school students served by Special Education eligible! Visit the SSES Homepage to apply, review program information, and discover how to become a Service Provider.
- In the 2021-22 school year, LEAs are again (same as in 2020-21) required to ensure their special education operating procedures for the areas of Child Find, Evaluation, and free appropriate public education (FAPE) are uploaded or linked to the Legal Framework website. The requirement must be completed by October 29, 2021. For more information, refer to the TEA correspondence 2021-22 Special Education Operating Procedures. To review existing guidance and training on this requirement, visit the TEA Special Education Guidance page.
TAPPestry is an annual conference hosted in conjunction with several area school districts and parent organizations. TAPPestry is comprised of Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and other Professionals working with children with special needs. The 2020 TAPPestry Conference scheduled for Saturday, February 15th has been canceled due to ESC-20's building renovations. TAPPestry will be back in February 2021!