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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.

Proclamation 2021

Proclamation 2021 calls for English and Spanish prekindergarten systems. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2021–22 school year.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
EMAT Closing
EMAT will beclosing on April 1, 2020, and will re-open May 4, 2020. Make sure you send in your TEKS Certification form to have your EMAT Re-opened.
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
AIM Material Returns
The STRC Deadline to ship back any surplus AIM was March 27, 2020.

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