January 29, 2020 Committee of the Full Board Item 1

Amendments to Proclamation 2021 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials


January 31, 2020

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: ACTION 
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION

SUMMARY:  This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to amend Proclamation 2021 to reflect revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 66, State Adoption of Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials adopted by the SBOE in November 2019. Proclamation 2021 calls for instructional materials for prekindergarten.

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

TEC, §31.022, requires the SBOE to adopt rules to provide for a full and complete investigation of instructional materials for each subject in the foundation curriculum and for each subject in the enrichment curriculum.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:  Proclamation 2021 was issued by the SBOE in June 2019. The SBOE adopted revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption of Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials in November 2019.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION:  A revised adoption cycle for instructional materials was approved by the SBOE in January 2012. The cycle was adjusted in July 2017. The SBOE most recently revised the adoption cycle in September 2019. 

PUBLIC BENEFIT AND COST TO PERSONS:  Benefits include the availability of instructional materials aligned to new and revised standards in the year in which new and revised standards are implemented.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Approve proposed amendments to Proclamation 2021 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids for Instructional Materials.

Staff Members Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services
Kelly Callaway, Senior Director, Instructional Materials    

Separate Exhibit:            Proposed Amendments to Proclamation 2021