SB 6 defines “instructional material” as content that conveys the essential knowledge and skills of a subject in the public school curriculum through a medium or a combination of media for conveying information to a student including:
School districts can choose instructional materials from the following:
A school district may use the IMA in the following ways:
Taken from July TETN Training
Property of the district
Instructional materials are considered the property of the district and not the state. A district may sell or dispose of instructional materials that are out-of-adoption. Instructional materials may be disposed of (but not sold) that are still in adoption however, the district must notify the Commissioner of Education when the district disposes of adopted instructional materials.
Priority fundingSB 6 prioritizes the use of the funds in the Instructional Materials Allotment. A district shall use the allotment to purchase in the following order:
For the 2011-2013 biennium only, districts need to ensure that they have instructional materials that cover all the TEKS for any subject that is being tested. This has been determined as the highest priority.
Questions regarding Advocacy: