Jan.-Feb. 2013 Committee of the Full Board Item 7

 

Update on Statements of Intent to Bid for Proclamation 2014

January 30, 2013

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY:
The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued Proclamation 2014 in April 2012. The deadline for publishers to submit Statements of Intent to Bid to indicate their interest in offering instructional materials in response to the proclamation was Friday, December 7, 2012. This item provides an opportunity for staff to update the SBOE on the publisher response to Proclamation 2014.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: Proclamation 2010 was issued by the SBOE in November 2007. Proclamation 2011 was issued by the SBOE in May 2008. In May 2010, the board voted to postpone Proclamation 2012 indefinitely. In its place, the board issued a Request for Supplemental Science Materials for science, grades 5-8; biology; chemistry; Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC); and physics. Basal science materials were last adopted under Proclamations 1997, 1999 and 2001. Mathematics materials for grades K-5 were last adopted in 2007 under Proclamation 2005 and implemented in the 2008-2009 school year. Technology Applications materials were last adopted in 2003 under Proclamation 2001 and implemented in the 2004-2005 school year.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The new adoption cycle for instructional materials was approved by the SBOE in January 2012. House Bill 188, passed by the 80th Texas Legislature, requires the SBOE to designate each proclamation by the school year in which the instructional materials are intended to be made available in classrooms and not by the school year in which the board makes the request for production.

FISCAL IMPACT: Senate Bill 6, passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011 entitles school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to receive an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment, and technology-related services. An allotment is credited to each district’s or charter school’s instructional materials account as provided by TEC, Section 31.0212. Remaining funds can be carried forward to the next school year as well as the next biennium. The IMA for the 2014-2015 biennium is expected to be available for district purchase of Proclamation 2014 materials.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: New instructional materials will be scheduled for adoption in November 2013 for use beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.

ALTERNATIVES: None.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

Staff Members Responsible:
Anita Givens, Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs

John Lopez, Managing Director
Instructional Materials and Educational Technology

Christopher Lucas, Review and Adoption Director
Instructional Materials and Educational Technology

Separate Exhibit:
Proclamation 2014 Count of Statements of Intent to Bid by Course

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