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'Delivering the Future' because that's what we do: Deliver the future — in the form of instructional materials — to Texas schoolchildren.

 

THE RECORDED 2020 SUMMER INSTITUTE TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE!

The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association Annual Summer Institute featured all the basic information you need to begin your school year while addressing the changes caused by the pandemic.  The virtual training series includes six recorded sessions.  Each recorded training session covered a different topic and Q&A with the instructor.  For more information and to register, click here.

 

Important Instructional Materials Udpdates from TEA:

EMAT is Open for the 2020–21 School Year

EMAT is now open for the 2020–21 school year. Any unexpended funds from this biennium and previous years (carry-over funds) will be available after all the following prerequisites are met:

  • Submitting of the signed Allotment and TEKS Certification Form
  • Updating summer ship dates
  • Confirming contacts
  • Confirming addresses.

Proclamation 2020 Freight

Legislation requiring the state to pay interstate instructional materials (IM) shipping costs (House Bill [HB] 396, 86th Texas Legislature) became effective September 1, 2019. This requirement affects Proclamation 2020 contracts and any contracts for future proclamations. State-adopted publishers with contracts in place prior to September 1, 2019 are not affected by this legislative change and will continue to follow the freight requirements in existing publisher contracts.

Districts are now required to submit requests for disbursement on freight for EMAT requisitions weighing over 150 pounds. The information below provides guidance for the new requirement:

  • Publishers must use FedEx for requisition shipments weighing less than or equal to 150 pounds. FedEx is responsible for invoicing TEA directly.
  • Publishers must invoice Local Education Agencies (LEAs) directly for requisition shipments weighing over 150 pounds. LEAs must submit a disbursement request for reimbursement in order to access the state freight fund.
  • LEAs may negotiate freight and designate a freight provider of their choice for shipments weighing over 150 pounds; however, if the publisher or its depository offers alternative shipping arrangements at similar or better terms than those designated by the LEA, the LEA shall not unreasonably deny the request.

Submitting freight requests as reimbursements to the LEA will allow LEAs to know the actual freight cost and avoid overages. Overage funds for freight must be returned to TEA. Submit an Instructional Materials Help Desk ticket with questions about freight overages.

High-Enrollment-Growth Adjustments

New TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED correspondence has been posted on the TEA website.

The list of qualifying districts and the amount of the adjustment for each is available at 2020 HEG Adjustments. The additional funding is available in EMAT. Please submit an Instructional Materials Help Desk ticket with questions concerning this process.