According to Texas Education Code, Section 31.0211, a school district is entitled to an annual allotment from the state instructional materials fund for each student enrolled in the district.
Instructional materials and disbursements are requested by districts through the Educational Materials System (EMAT). Districts request State Board of Education-adopted materials and Commissioner-adopted materials through EMAT, and the instructional materials allotment is reduced by the value of requested materials. Disbursement of funds for instructional materials not on an adopted list, technological equipment and technology-related services are also requested by a district through EMAT and the instructional materials allotment is reduced by the amount of the disbursements.
The Instructional Materials Allotment processes require strategic planning by the district's curriculum, technology and textbook coordinators since the IMA appropriations include instructional materials, technology equipment and technology-related service. The EMAT system is available for accessing IMA funds.
The SBOE issued Proclamation 2019 at their April 2017 meeting. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2019 is scheduled to occur in November 2018. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2019–2020 school year.
Proclamation 2019 (Issued 4-21-2017) includes the following:
- English Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 8
- Spelling, grades 1–6 (English)
- Spelling, grades 1–6 (Spanish)
- Handwriting, grades K–5 (English)
- Handwriting, grades K–5 (Spanish)
- Spanish Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 6
- English Learners Language Arts, grades 7–8
- Personal Financial Literacy
The SBOE issued Proclamation 2018 at their November 2016 meeting. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2018 is scheduled to occur in November 2017. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2018–2019 school year.
Proclamation 2018 (Issued November 2016) includes the following:
- Special Topics in Social Studies
The SBOE issued Proclamation 2017 in April 2015. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2017 is scheduled to occur in November 2016. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2017–2018 school year.
Electronic copies of materials being considered for adoption are provided to TEA according to the cycle of each proclamation. Materials in the consideration phase can be viewed at the TEA website.
- Instructional Materials Allotment - TEA Website
- To the administrator addressed announcement: IMA 2016-2017
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