The 2020 Legislature created Section 448.095 to address the issue of E-Verify.
The law requires that for any contract executed after January 1, 2021, the subcontractor must register in the E-Verify system and provide an affidavit stating that they do not employ, contract with, or subcontract with an unauthorized alien.
As this language relates to SR and VPK providers, any new statewide contract executed for these services after January 1, 2021, will require registration and an affidavit.
A folder has been created in the Profile – Document Tab for the E-Verify Affidavit to be uploaded and will have an annual submission requirement going forward.
Please reach out to your Contract Specialist if you have any questions regarding this matter.
For January, paid absences have returned to the “normal” 10 paid absences. We know that providers are still being affected by COVID-19, and we understand your worries with this “normal” implementation, but paid absences will require the proper documentation starting this month.
Providers, you get 3 “E’s” – Excused Absences and 7 Extraordinary Circumstance Absences. These 7 extraordinary circumstance absences must have appropriate documentation. The documentation will need to be uploaded into the Attendance screen of the EFS Mod System. If the documentation is uploaded solely into ShareFile, or not uploaded at all, your attendance for those children who were absent more than 3 days will be rejected, and we will ask that the documentation be put into the EFS Mod System.
Parent Co-payments are back in effect starting January 1, 2021. It is your responsibility to make sure that co-pays are collected from the parents. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your Contract Specialist.