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Grants Administration
ZOOM: SPED Fiscal Compliance Mini-Series: Excess Cost Calculation

Fiscal and Programmatic topics related to the administration of grants

Important Session Information:

This session is being held via ZOOM and is applicable to ISDs and Open-Enrollment Charter Schools.

All local educational agencies (LEAs, which includes ISDs and Open-Enrollment Charter Schools) that receive Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) funds must comply with certain fiscal requirements.

These fiscal requirements are applicable to LEAs that receive IDEA-B funds directly from TEA or indirectly as a member of a special education shared services arrangement (SSA) whose Fiscal Agent receives the IDEA-B funds from TEA on behalf of the member.

ESC-20 is offering several different stand-alone Special Education Fiscal Compliance sessions, with each session covering a specific topic. Each session in the mini-series requires separate registration.

There are no prerequisites for attending each specific session.

However, it would be beneficial to attend all the sessions in the mini-series to gain a broad understanding of topics related to fiscal compliance for special education.

This session will address the topic of Excess Cost Calculation.

Learning Objectives:

LEAs are required to annually complete an Excess Cost Calculation to determine the amount of special education expenditures that must be expended with non-IDEA-B funds, since IDEA-B funds cannot be used to pay for all the costs directly attributable to the education of a child with a disability.

Participants will gain an understanding of the Excess Costs requirement and how to complete TEA’s Excess Cost Calculation tool.

Webinar Session Requirements:

This session will take place in the form of a webinar. Participants must have a desktop computer, laptop, or Chromebook in order to participate, along with adequate internet connection. (If joining via a tablet, please ensure the latest version of the ZOOM app is installed.)

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain your login instructions for the ZOOM session. Be sure the email address connected to your Connect20 account is accurate. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam or junk mail. Or, call Central Registration at 210-370-5671 for assistance during business hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Credit Hours:

All participants who are registered in Connect20, attend the session, and complete the electronic Attendance Form at the end of the session will receive a certificate of completion/attendance via Connect20.

The Connect20 certificate must not be used by CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) or TASBO-certified participants to self-report credit hours to TSBPA (Texas State Board of Public Accountancy) or TASBO (Texas Association of School Business Officials) since the hours on the Connect20 certificate do not align with the requirements of TSBPA or TASBO.

Instead, these participants must use the specialized certificate of completion that will be emailed to the participant, if the participant meets all the requirements listed below for earning the specialized credit hours.

CPE/CEU INFORMATION for CPAs and TASBO-Certified Participants:

CPE: ESC-20 is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program. Additional information or complaints regarding provision of CPE credits may be requested from TSBPA through its website: or phone (512) 305-7800.

CEU: ESC-20 is an approved provider of Continuing Education (CEU) hours with the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO). Additional information or complaints regarding provision of CEU credits may be requested from TASBO through its website: or phone (512) 462-1711.

Recommended Credit Hours: CPAs and TASBO-certified participants may earn approximately 1.5 specialized credit hours. The following requirements must be met by the participant to receive the specialized certificate of completion:

  • Participate from a computer, desktop, laptop, or Chromebook in order to interact and respond. (If joining via a tablet, please ensure the latest version of the ZOOM app is installed.) Joining via phone is not appropriate due to the interactive activities of this event.
  • Numerous active participation measures will be used to verify that participants are engaged throughout the session. Participant must respond to all the monitoring mechanisms.
  • Complete the required electronic Attendance Form at the end of the session

The specialized certificate of completion aligns with the requirements of TSBPA and TASBO and awards credit hours based on 50-minute contact hours for content time only. CPAs and TASBO-certified participants must use the specialized certificate of completion, that they will receive via email from ESC-20, (rather than the Connect20 certificate) to self-report earned credit hours to TSBPA or TASBO.

Course Prerequisites: None 

Instructional Delivery Method: Live Program – Webinar

Proposed Audience: Special Education Directors, Business Managers, Fiscal Staff

Contact Information: For assistance with registration, cancellation, or refund policies, please contact ESC-20 Central Registration at (210) 370-5671 or

Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(1.5) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Denise Dusek
Denise Dusek
Date Time Location
4/25/2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Zoom Session
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208

1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map

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