IMCAT - 88th Texas Legislature IMCAT Legislative Priorities
Require and/or reconfigure proclamation timelines to ensure adequate funding for delayed/cancelled proclamations.
These decisions create ongoing costs which are unaccounted for in the “gap” years between proclamations. Additional processes will help account for items with ongoing costs during these years such as:
1. Digital access; and
2. Interactive Consumables.
Reconfigured timelines will also assist districts with IMTA funding by avoiding back-to-back, major proclamations within the same biennium.
Oppose and eliminate unnecessary IMTA carve outs and continue protection of the IMA, including maintaining the purposes as stated in SB 6.
Oppose any legislation which may usurp the State Board of Education authority or processes.
The State Board of Education (SBOE) did not issue Proclamation 2023.
The Anticipated EMAT Closing Date is March 31, 2023 and is scheduled to reopen on May 15, 2023. The 2023-24 TEKS Certification Form has been released.
TEKS Certification Form changes:
- Removed requirement for superintendent submission of the final survey and replaced with signed form from the school board.
- Created toolkit to assist with data collection for large districts.
- Improved layout and UX design of the survey.
TEA has released a new Proclamation Adoption Calendar - New Version is February 2023
The Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) is open to receive shipments of surplus braille and large-print instructional materials. To better serve districts and charters, the STRC will remain open year-round, with the exception of spring and winter breaks. The STRC will be closed for spring break the week of March 13, 2023, through March 17, 2023.
Instructions for shipping surplus braille and large-print instructional materials to the STRC can be found on the Accessible Instructional Materials page of the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/academics/instructional-materials/state-adopted-instructional-materials/returning-accessible-materials.