Business Services

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!!!

ACA: The due date for furnishing Form 1095-C to employees is extended from January 31, 2020, to March 2, 2020. See Notice 2019-63 and Extension of Time To Furnish Statement to Recipients.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/i109495c--dft.pdf

Generally, you must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C by February 28 if filing on paper (or March 31 if filing electronically) of the year following the calendar year to which the return relates. For calendar year 2019, Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are required to be filed by February 28, 2020, or March 31, 2020, if filing electronically. See Furnishing Forms 1095-C to Employees for information

School District and Campus Websites:

     Required and Optional Internet Postings
Published online in TASB School Law eSource

Texas and federal law require school districts that maintain an Internet website to publish
numerous items on their sites. The list of required postings continues to expand with each
legislative session. In addition, Texas law gives school districts the option to post certain items.

This document is continually updated, and references to online resources are hyperlinked, at
tasb.org/Services/Legal-Services/TASB-School-Law-eSource/Business/documents/sch-dist-and-campus-
website-charts.pdf.

For more information on this and other school law topics, visit TASB School Law eSource at schoollawesource.tasb.org.

SRSA Application Webinars

The U.S.Department of Education will conduct application webinars for SRSA-eligible LEAs on February 4, March 19, and April 2, 2020 to demonstrate the simplified process for submitting the SRSA application using MAX Survey. Each webinar will be identical in format and content, and we will answer questions from participants throughout the presentation.

To register for a webinar, click the hyperlink below the date for the webinar you plan to attend. After the registration is complete, the participant will receive an email containing a personalized access link. Participation is capped at 1,000 attendees per session, so be sure to register early!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=821143

Thursday, March 19, 2020 1-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=821213

Thursday, April 2, 2020 1-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=821214

 

TASBO Calendar -  listing of NEW task

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K0K-15swZf-T_rTK-A-M2xuF_b9PqpBx/view?usp=sharing

March 30

Business Consortium - ZOOM meeting concerning Federal Programs and Grants. Sign up in PitStop. Zoom information will be provided toward the end of the week of March 27.

 

TxEIS News

Due to the uncertainty of work hours over the coming weeks due to COVID-19, we have taken steps to ensure ESC Business Office staff, including TxEIS Support Consultants, have the capability to assist you whether working in the office or remotely.  To ensure we get messages requesting assistance, please use the ticket system on our website, send an email, or leave a message on our voicemail.  Our voicemail is forwarded to our email so we can get those calls even if not in the office.  Please provide a callback number in your message if you are not at your office.

Important Notice: All Region 14 face-to-face workshops and workdays will be cancelled until further notice.

You can view the most recent Document and Webinar on Part 1 of the Business - 1st Payroll of the New School Year and the updated Document on Part 2 on our TxEIS Website. If we can help you through these steps, please use the ticket system on our website, send an email or leave a message on our voicemail. We are always glad to help you.


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. 

Employee Access has become the New Ascender Employee Portal

Districts currently using Employee Access will be able to start using the Ascender Employee Portal starting January 6. Users will log in as usual and enjoy the same functionality and benefits.

Calendar:

Workdays and workshops will be postponed due to COVID-19, until further notice. Please use the ticket system on our website, send an email, or leave a message on our voicemail.

 

You must register the Friday before the Workday to attend the TxEIS Workshop. Sign up on our Website - Workday Request -  

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 just need to know what you would like to learn or get a refresher course on.

PITStop

Emily Jeffrey: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Business Forum

February, 2020

Agenda

Packet - Documents

March, 2020

Packet - Document

 

                                                                                Business Consortium                                             

March, 2020

Federal Updates for Business Managers