April 2018 Committee on the Full Board Item 7

Proposed Amendments to Proclamation 2019 of the State Board of Education
Advertising for Bids for 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 amend the Proclamation 2019 schedule of adoption procedures to make minor changes to forms and due dates and extend the submission window for providing Spanish samples by two weeks. Proclamation 2019 calls for materials in English Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 8; spelling, grades 1–6 (English); spelling, grades 1–6 (Spanish); handwriting, grades K–5 (English); handwriting, grades K–5 (Spanish); Spanish Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 6; English Learners Language Arts, grades 7–8; and Personal Financial Literacy.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022, which 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 2019 was issued by the SBOE in April 2017.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Following issuance of Proclamation 2019, staff received requests from publishers for additional time between submission dates for English materials and Spanish materials.

FISCAL IMPACT : None.

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: None.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED:
The State Board of Education:

Approve proposed amendments to Proclamation 2019 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 Citations (PDF, 17 KB)
II. Proposed Amendments to the Proclamation 2019 Schedule of Adoption Procedures (PDF, 218 KB)