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