April 2018 Committee of the Full Board Item 8

Proclamation 2020 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

April 13, 2018

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 issue Proclamation 2020, calling for instructional materials for courses in high school English language arts and reading and English for speakers of other languages. Materials submitted in response to Proclamation 2020 would be scheduled for adoption by the SBOE in November 2019.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Texas Education Code (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.

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.

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

FISCAL IMPACT : Senate Bill 6, 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011, created an instructional materials allotment for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment, and technology-related services. An allotment is credited to the instructional materials account for each district and charter school as provided by TEC, §31.0212. Remaining funds can be carried forward to the next school year as well as to the next biennium. Allotment funds for the 2020–2021 biennium are expected to be available for district purchase of Proclamation 2020 materials.

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

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS:
None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: In accordance with 19 TAC §66.27(i), a draft copy of Proclamation 2020 was provided to the public, including representatives of the publishing industry, to solicit comments on the content of Proclamation 2020. Any public comments received will be provided at the board meeting.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Approve Proclamation 2020 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids for Instructional Materials.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

Staff Members Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner
Standards and Support Services

Kelly Callaway, Senior Director
Instructional Materials

Attachments:
I.  Statutory Citation (PDF, 17 KB)
II. 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 (PDF, 24 KB)
III. Proclamation 2020 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials (PDF, 442 KB)