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TEA Legislative Update. Textbook Coordinators’ Association of Texas. John Lopez Managing Director Instructional Materials and Educational Technology. 81 st Texas Legislative 2009 Session.

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TEA Legislative Update

Textbook Coordinators’ Association of Texas


John Lopez

Managing Director

Instructional Materials and Educational Technology


81st Texas Legislative 2009 Session


State Board of EducationConforming / Non-ConformingCommissioner’s ListElectronic TextbooksState Board of Education / CommissionerOpen Source Textbooks


Proclamation 2010Midcycle 2010Proclamation 2011Midcycle 2011Supplemental Science High SchoolSupplemental Science Middle School


Textbook

Funding


Legislative Appropriations Request(LAR)BaselineStart with current appropriationsMust reduce by 10%Any additional needs requires an exceptional item

Instructional Materials Funding


FY2010 and FY2011 AppropriationsFY2010 Continuing Contracts $173,189,983 FY2011 Continuing Contracts $174,323,862FY 2011 Proclamation 2010 $465,313,321Total $812,827,166

Textbook Funding


From ARRA $361,592,500 From General Revenue $451,234,666 (base)

Textbook Funding


Projected Appropriations RequestFY2012 Proc 2011 (new products) $490,076,473 Continuing Contracts $190,028,908 FY2013 Continuing Contracts $203,102,528Total $888,170,896

FY2012 and FY2013Biennium


Projected Appropriations RequestFY2012 Proc 2011 (new products) $490,076,473 Continuing Contracts $190,028,908 Supplemental Science MS/HS $60,000,000FY2013 Continuing Contracts $203,102,528Total $943,170,896

FY2012 and FY2013Biennium


Proclamation 2011 $495MPreK Systems with Spanish Components and Teacher EditionEnglish Language Arts 2-8Spanish Language Arts 2-6Handwriting Spelling ESL K-8ESL Teacher Resources K-8Speech 6-8English I-IV

Instructional Materials


Supplemental Science $60MBiologyChemistryPhysicsIPCScienceGrades 5 - 8

Instructional Materials


Proclamation 2012SciencePostponed indefinitelyEstimated at $347M

Instructional Materials


Proclamation 2011 A publisher that offers digital versions of a print program must bid the versions separately All digital programs must be platform neutralPublishers of electronic programs are to offer a price for statewide license Publishers are to provide a digital version of all teacher materials Publishers are to provide ancillaries electronically

SBOE Action


Proclamation 2011 - Reduce CostsNovember 2010 SBOE meeting Best and Final Pricing (effort to reduce pricing)Intent to bids due December 10

SBOE Action


What Else is New?


HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

  • Established Commissioner’s List

  • Materials were reviewed by a panel of experts

  • Commissioner Rules have been approved


HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

  • Commissioner shall update the list

  • Commissioner can remove materials from the list

  • Must be recommended by a panel of experts prior to removal


HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

  • State will pay for electronic textbooks on Commissioner’s list

  • District’s may choose from either the SBOE list or the Commissioner’s list


HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

  • State textbook funds can be used to purchase technological equipment

  • Technological equipment used to support instruction for digital content


HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

Section 5 (C-1)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a school district or open enrollment charter school must purchase a classroom set of textbooks adopted by State Board of Education


Requisitions

  • Classroom set

  • Remaining eligible funds can be used to purchase electronic textbooks from the Commissioner’s list

  • Remaining eligible funds are calculated into textbook credits


Commissioner’s List

  • AWARD Publishing

  • iStation

  • Compass Learning

  • APEX Learning

  • Achieve 3000

  • A+Rise

  • Glencoe/McGraw Hill

  • Pearson Longman


What to Watch For?


Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

  • Electronic textbook available for downloading free of charge

  • Costs may be incurred if district orders printed copies


Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

Allows the State Board of Education to adopt an open-source textbook at the secondary level


Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

  • Districts shall annually certify to the SBOE and Commissioner that content covers the TEKS

  • For all subject areas at the secondary level


Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

  • SBOE will place on conforming/ nonconforming list

  • Written by university faculty

  • Eligible university determines the level of qualifications with TEKS


Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

  • Allows the Commissioner of Education to purchase a state-developed textbook


Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

  • Property of the state

  • Commissioner shall provide a license to school or district

  • Commissioner shall seek to recover costs for developing, revising and distributing open source textbooks


Attorney General’s Opinion


Attorney General’s Opinion

  • Does a classroom set apply to lower grades? Yes

  • Can a university open source textbook qualify as a classroom set? Yes

  • Can a nonconforming textbook qualify as a classroom set? Yes


Attorney General’s Opinion

  • Does the right to take home a textbook extend to classroom set? Yes

  • Can the SBOE refuse to place an open source book on the conforming or nonconforming list? No

  • Can the SBOE fine or sanction a university as a publisher? Yes


Attorney General’s Opinion

  • Is a district eligible for textbook credit if it selects an open source textbook? Yes

  • Who owns technological equipment? The state does not own the equipment.


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