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Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution Announcements

 

Instructional Materials Allotment Certification and Access to EMAT

Districts and open-enrollment charter schools are required to certify annually to the State Board of Education and the Commissioner that for each subject in the required curriculum students have access to the instructional materials that cover all of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Districts and open-enrollment charter schools will be unable to submit any requisitions or disbursements for the 2014-2015 school year until the certification has been signed and submitted to the Texas Education Agency. To assist with planning, instructions for completing the certification are located at Instructional Materials Certification Form Instructions (PDF, 641KB).

The annual certification form is available through the Educational Materials (EMAT) system. The EMAT system will close on March 14, 2014. School districts and open enrollment charter schools should place any orders needed for this school year on or before March 14th. EMAT will reopen for the 2014-2015 school year on April 2, 2014.

The Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification form must be presented before the local board of trustees or governing body. The superintendent, local board president, and the board secretary are required to sign the form before it can be accepted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Districts and charters may sign, scan and email the form to instructional.materials@tea.state.tx.us or fax the form to (512) 475-3612.

Districts and charters may also mail the signed form to:
Texas Education Agency
Instructional Materials and Educational Technology
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

For further assistance with your IMA TEKS Certification or access to EMAT, please contact the Instructional Materials and Educational Technology division at 512-463-9601 or email at instructional.materials@tea.state.tx.us.

Instructions for Shipping Surplus Braille and Large Type Textbooks to the STRC


The Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) will accept surplus Braille and Large Type instructional materials from November 4, 2013 through March 28, 2014.

Instructions for shipping surplus Braille and Large Type instructional materials to the STRC can be found on the Accessible Instructional Materials webpage.


Frequently Asked Questions Updated

 

The Frequently Asked Questions, on the Instructional Materials and Educational Technology website under the Instructional Materials Allotment section, have been updated to include two new sections regarding Allotment Disbursements. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147501653 

Salary Disbursement Request Instructions

 

With the passage of SB 6, school districts and charter schools can use their Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) funds to pay:

(A) for training educational personnel directly involved in student learning in the appropriate use of instructional materials and for providing access to technological equipment for instructional use; and
(B) the salary and other expenses of an employee who provides technical support for the use of technological equipment directly involved in student learning.

Allotment disbursement requests for salaries will be approved; however, the disbursement requests should be completed in three (3) increments per school year. Districts will be responsible for submitting the separate disbursement requests, indicating the pay period on each submission. The requests should be submitted in EMAT at the end of November, the end of February and at the end of the contract date for the 2013 – 2014 school year.

Each request should cover the dates as indicated below:
November – September, October, November
February – December, January, February
End of contract for the 2013-2014 school year – March – August (as applicable)

**Disbursement request(s) for salaries will always be reimbursement(s) to the district’s payroll for this person.


For additional information, contact:
Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 463-9601

instructional.materials@tea.state.tx.us

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