Senate Bill 6 from the 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011, created an instructional materials allotment (IMA) for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment, and technology-related services.
Each district and open-enrollment charter school is entitled to an IMA. The amount of the IMA is determined biennially by the commissioner and is based on the legislative appropriation. Districts and open-enrollment charter schools have access to their allotment through the educational materials ordering system known as EMAT.
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.
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.
Use the following link to view resources and samples regarding Proclamation 2017: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B293qAfIX3urZFVDTHNvZ2lXN28?usp=sharing
All samples of instructional materials can be viewed online through the TEA website. Region 6 ESC also has digital samples of instructional materials available to the public for preview Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays.
For additional resources please view the following link: http://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage.aspx?id=2147486662
Alan Lowman, 936-435-8226