Preparing for Summer PEIMS

Temperatures are rising. Swimming pools are opening. Students are growing anxious. There is no doubt summer is around the corner. But before summer break can begin, the third PEIMS submission, known as “Summer PEIMS,” must be reviewed and reported. PEIMS Collection 3 or “Summer PEIMS” is the primary submission used for campus and district accountability and program funding. As described in the Texas Student Data System website maintained by the

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Maintaining Security of Personnel and Student Records

Did you receive the latest Cyber Alert from the Texas Education Agency regarding the popular Kaspersky antivirus software?  If not, it can be located at the link below. But the alert does raise the importance of keeping the information of your students and staff safe.  In fact, as an educational entity, the security of obtained information regarding your staff and students is a legal requirement.  But maintaining such security is

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Snapshot: Last Friday in October

Facts Behind Snapshot The foundation of PEIMS as outlined in Texas Education Code §42.006 is the opportunity for each school and district to tell the story of the students served.  For Texas public schools, their are four submissions with the first being based on a specific moment in time known as “snapshot.” The Texas Education Agency has designated the last Friday of October as snapshot day and the time in

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Navigating Section 504

What is Section 504? It is a Federal Law to eliminate discrimination based on disabilities and it covers all people of all ages. Any entity or program that receives federal funds is required to follow this law. Section 504 is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Section 504 Nondiscrimination Statement: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States. . .shall solely by reason of her

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