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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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Textbook coordinators association of texas

TEA Legislative Update

Textbook Coordinators’ Association of Texas


Textbook coordinators association of texas

John Lopez

Managing Director

Instructional Materials and Educational Technology


81 st texas legislative 2009 session

81st Texas Legislative 2009 Session


Textbook coordinators association of texas

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


Textbook coordinators association of texas

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


Textbook coordinators association of texas

Textbook

Funding


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

Instructional Materials Funding


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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

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

Textbook Funding


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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


Textbook coordinators association of texas

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


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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 60m biology chemistry physics ipc science grades 5 8

Supplemental Science $60MBiologyChemistryPhysicsIPCScienceGrades 5 - 8

Instructional Materials


Proclamation 2012 science postponed indefinitely estimated at 347m

Proclamation 2012SciencePostponed indefinitelyEstimated at $347M

Instructional Materials


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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


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

SBOE Action


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What Else is New?


Hb 4294

HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

  • Established Commissioner’s List

  • Materials were reviewed by a panel of experts

  • Commissioner Rules have been approved


Hb 42941

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 42942

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 42943

HB 4294

Electronic Textbooks

  • State textbook funds can be used to purchase technological equipment

  • Technological equipment used to support instruction for digital content


Hb 42944

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

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

Commissioner’s List

  • AWARD Publishing

  • iStation

  • Compass Learning

  • APEX Learning

  • Achieve 3000

  • A+Rise

  • Glencoe/McGraw Hill

  • Pearson Longman


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What to Watch For?


Open source textbooks

Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

  • Electronic textbook available for downloading free of charge

  • Costs may be incurred if district orders printed copies


Open source textbooks1

Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

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


Open source textbooks2

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 textbooks3

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 textbooks4

Open Source Textbooks

(HB 2488)

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


Open source textbooks5

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


Attorney general s opinion1

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 opinion2

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 opinion3

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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