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IMCAT - Concerns and Goals for 86th Legislative Session
  • Allow flexibility to pay for all costs of textbook and technology expenses such as interstate shipping or inventory software

  •  Do not divert monies from the fund to pay for other items. This includes projects by the Texas Education Agency, as this is money taken directly from students for books and technology. We believe all projects need their own funding stream, such as Open Education Resources and Instructional Material Quality Reviews. Currently, the money spent for these projects would otherwise be going to individual school districts. 

  • Our organization would like to see the PSF managed by one entity rather than the current setup which is the General Land Office and the State Board of Education. The SBOE currently manages the largest share of the PSF.

  •  Any support for studying or mandating items for publishers that increase quality control for software and other technology would be greatly appreciated.

Proclamation 2020

Proclamation 2020 calls for English language arts and reading instructional materials for high school courses and English as a second language instructional materials for middle and high school courses. The Proclamation 2020 website has been updated with the latest information from TEA.

Click here to be directed to the Proclamation 2020 webpage.

Contact your Representative
Legislative Bills to Track
  • HB 391 - Blanco – Providing a book for every student that has poor internet service at home SIGNED INTO LAW

  • HB 396 - VanDeaver – Adding inventory software as an allowable expense                                       SIGNED INTO LAW, Goes into Effect 9/1/2019

  • HB 397 - VanDeaver – Adding LMS as an allowable expense                                             FAILED TO BECOME LAW

  • HB 429 – Shaheen – Online course funding            FAILED TO BECOME LAW

  • HB 281 - Middleton - Use of public money for lobbying                                                                FAILED TO BECOME LAW

  • SB 3 - Teacher/Librarian pay increases      SIGNED INTO LAW

TS Imelda Assistance
Districts that need materials, either because of enrollment of students displaced by the tropical storm or property damage, can create a needs list in EMAT to inform potential donors of specific needs. Districts and other entities that wish to donate materials can do so in one of two ways: within EMAT or by emailing TEA.
For More Information
Sept. 27th Survey
Please take the Sept 27, 2019 Feedback Survey using the following link:  https://forms.gle/tGipDD6j5EMtne1A9
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