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Region 14’s Center for Business Services is responsible for business operations for the Service Center, providing administrative and financial assistance and support to school districts within our region, software support for districts using TxEIS, assistance and support to outside agencies for whom Region 14 serves as the fiscal agent, and much more. 

Reminders

Be sure to check out our Calendar located in the grey column to the left of this page -Listed as Business Managers of the ESC 14 - Calendar of Events!!!

 

Thursday, August 15

Education Service Center Retirement Reception          2:00 - 3:30 - Taylor Room

Tuesday, August 20

Public Hearing on budget by August 20th. Must publish in local paper. Notice shall be published not earlier than the 30th day or later than the 10th day before the date of the hearing. (reference Financial Accounting Resource guide section 2.6.1 Statement of Law). Post Proposed Budget Comparison on district website at the same time as the Public Hearing publication. (TEC 44.0041) In conjunction with the development of the proposed budget, verify compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Comparability Requirements (for federal grants)

Tuesday, August 27

Grants

IDEA B Formula Grant Application due

Thursday, August 29

The PEIMS Extended Year Submission is due August 29th

You will only report this submission if you have:

·         students who took any Dual Credit classes over the summer. 

·         any special education students who attended Extended Year Services over the summer for special education. 

·         Bilingual/ESL Summer school for KG or 1st grade or

·         OFSDP Credit/Promotion Recovery Program (Optional Flexible School Day Program)

 

Friday, August 30

Child Nutrition

Summer Food Service Program Reimbursement Claim - due within 60 days after the end of the month.

 

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TxEIS News

Webinars, Workshops and Workdays.

 Workdays - Work on what you may need help with. You can go to the Business Services- TxEIS Support (Left column) and click on the Workday Request and complete the form. These extra workdays are not listed in PitStop. 

Wednesday - August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 20,2019

Wednesday - August 21, 2019

Thursday - August 22, 2019

Tuesday - August 27, 2019

Wednesday - August 28, 2019

Thursday - August 29, 2019

Wednesday - September 4, 2019

Thursday - September 5, 2019

General Information

Send Phyllis Provan an email at pprovan@esc14.net on any meetings that you feel would be beneficial to our district staff. We are planning to put together some Zoom Live/Recorded classes. We just need to know what you would like to learn or get a refresher course on.

Lana's Tips and Tricks

These tips are designed to give you a jump start on upcoming deadlines, highlight helpful features, and insure TxEIS runs efficiently. Look for these New Tips & Tricks in more detail, every Monday.

Monday - August 5

This week’s tips and tricks is about remembering to turn on the TRS Retiree Surcharge fee when your retiree’s come back to work.

You will do this on the Employment Info Tab.

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You may also have to take the TRS Retiree Care Surcharge as well.  You will put the TRS Retiree Care Surcharge in as a deduction as either an employee net amount, or if the district pays this, then it will be an employer contribution amount in your deduction screen.  This will also be the case if your district pays all or part of the TRS Retiree Surcharge.

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Monday - July 29

This week’s tip is a recap of the upcoming TRS changes.

The TRS rate change for the next year payroll needs to be updated.  The only change for the 2019-2020 school year is the District Rate will be updated to 7.5%.  You will do this in next year payroll by changing the school year to 2020. This will be done under Tables>Tax/Deductions>TRS Rates.

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The State Minimum salary schedule was sent out earlier along with instructions which are available on our website and should be installed in next year payroll under Utilities>Install Salary/Tax Tables.  Please be sure you use the updated State Minimum salary schedule that Tandi sent out on July 15th.

One more thing to be reminded of is the CEI rate change to 1.0 starting in September.  You will need to refer to the email Tandi sent out regarding this and the budget for 2019-2020. This is under Tables>District HR Options.

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