January 27, 2021 Committee of the Full Board Item 5

Discussion of Proclamation 2023 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

January 27, 2021

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

SUMMARY:  This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education to discuss the schedule of events and instructional materials to be included in Proclamation 2023. Instructional materials submitted in response to Proclamation 2023 would be scheduled for adoption by the SBOE in November 2022.

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 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. Proclamation 2014 was issued by the SBOE in April 2012. Proclamation 2015 was issued by the SBOE in April 2013. At the July 2014 meeting, the board took action to delay the effective date of Proclamation 2016 for one calendar year and to combine the subject areas that were scheduled to be included in Proclamation 2016 with those that were scheduled to be included in Proclamation 2017. Proclamation 2017 was issued by the SBOE in April 2015. Proclamation 2018 was issued by the SBOE in November 2016. Proclamation 2019 was issued by the SBOE in April 2017. Proclamation 2020 was issued by the SBOE in April 2018. Proclamation 2021 was issued by the SBOE in June 2019. Proclamation 2022 was issued by the SBOE in April 2020.

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. 

Staff Members Responsible:
Melissa Lautenschlager, Director, Instructional Materials and Implementation
Amie Williams, Director, Review and Adoption 

Attachment:               
Text of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, §66.27, Proclamation, Public Notice, and Schedule for Adopting Instructional Materials

Separate Exhibit:        
Draft of Proclamation 2023 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials