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Recent News

 

NEW!

An English Learner – LPAC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been released today, September 19th, on the TEA Bilingual/ESL Programs webpage under Announcements. This resource is continuously under development with any additions or updates posted on the first Friday of each month as applicable. The FAQ document has been organized to align to the LPAC Framework categories.
 

NEW!

Allowable Use of Bilingual Education Allotment (BEA) funds in the area of professional development. This resource document provides guidance on allowable use of Bilingual Education Allotment (BEA) funds in the area of professional development (PD). This document aims to provide a comprehensive list of allowable use of funds specifically in the area of PD. This document provides helpful guidance to all LEAs receiving BEA funds, and is particularly useful for LEAs applying for a bilingual education (BE) exception and/or an English as a Second Language (ESL) waiver. The document serves as a helpful resource for LEAs submitting for BE exceptions and/or ESL waivers so that they can design the required Comprehensive PD Plan(s) and devise BEA budgets that reflect the required minimum use of 10% of BEA funds for PD (in cases where the LEA filed for either a BE exception or an ESL waiver), or BEA budgets that reflect the required minimum use of 20% of BEA funds for PD (in cases where the LEA filed for both a BE exception – minimum 10% of BEA funds for PD, and an ESL waiver – minimum 10% of BEA funds for PD).

NOTE: This document focuses solely on allowable use of BEA funds in the area of PD. There are other allowable uses of BEA funds, in addition to those listed on this document focusing on PD-related use of BEA funds. Further guidance regarding other allowable uses of BEA funds will be shared by the TEA in the near future.

The document is available under “resources” at the following weblink: https://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Special_Student_Populations/Bilingual_–_ESL_Education/2018-2019_Bilingual_Education_Exception_and_ESL_Waiver_Application/


Now Available:

Revised Home Language Survey

The Division of English Learner Support at the Texas Education Agency has revised the Home Language Survey to provide clearer guidance to parents/guardians.

The revised Home Language Survey is currently available in the following languages:
• English
• Spanish
• Vietnamese

(Revised) LPAC Home Language Surveys 2017-2018
(New) Fillable LPAC Home Language Surveys 2017-2018

The Texas Education Agency is exploring options for translating the newly revised Home Language Survey into additional languages. In the meantime, please continue to use the currently translated versions located in the LPAC Framework Portal.

If you have any questions, please email the Division of English Learner Support at EnglishLearnerSupport@tea.texas.gov