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1 Books, Technology and IMA Funds Oh My! Presented by the Instructional Materials Coordinators Association of Texas Board of Directors

2 IMCAT Team Members Humble ISD- Erica Gruber Clear Creek ISD- Jill Cook Whitehouse ISD- Tony Black Dallas ISD- Matt Tyner

3 What is IMA? The 82 nd Texas Legislature in 2011, created an Instructional Materials Allotment(IMA) fund for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment and technology- related services. Each school district is entitled to annual allotment funds for each student.

4 Senate Bill 6 Creates a Per-Student Instructional Materials Allotment. Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) to be determined by the Commissioner with adjustments for high enrollment growth. Changes the word Textbooks to Instructional Materials throughout the Texas Education Code (TEC). Retains the SBOE Review and Adoption Process. Creates an Instructional Materials Account for each district in the EMAT system.

5 Senate Bill 6 Requires each district to certify IMA funds will be used for authorized purposes and that the district will cover all the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for each subject and grade level. Districts/schools now own the instructional materials. May sell out-of-adoption materials and materials not out-of- adoption but no longer needed. Must notify the commissioner. Eliminates the classroom set requirement. Eliminates requirement to have printed materials covered. No depository requirement for publishers.

6 What can IMA money purchase? Instructional Materials Adopted by SBOE or Commissioner of Education Instructional Materials NOT on adopted list Instructional Technology Technological Equipment

7 How much IMA funding does each district receive? IMA allocations are determined each biennium based on student enrollment, however funding for each school year will not be available until September 1 st IMA Allocations for

8 Take A Chance

9 Upcoming Proclamations 2014 Mathematics K-8 –Mathematics (Spanish), grades K- 5 Science K-12 –Science (Spanish), grades K-5 Technology Applications K Social Studies K-12 Mathematics 9-12 Fine Arts K-12 Career and Technical Education –Principles and Elements of Floral Design

10 Humble ISD Approx. 38,000 students District IMA Team Members –Deputy Superintendent –Chief Technology Officer –Director of Education Support Services –Director of Fine Arts –Director of CTE –Asst. Superintendent of C &I –Director of Purchasing –Principals(1 HS, 1 MS, 1 Elem.) Needs Assessment Process

11 Needs Assessment for Program/Course Name of Program/Course Vendor Description of the program/course Content Area/Grade Level Impacted # of Teachers/Students Impacted Cost of Program Term of Contract Equal Accessibility to program/course? Support Items Needed? Measurable Objectives of program/course Indicators of success of program/course annually and long term

12 Clear Creek ISD Approx. 39,000 students District IMA Team Members –Deputy Superintendent of C & I –Executive Director of C & I –Executive Director of Professional Development –Executive Director of Special Ed –CTO –Purchasing Director –Curriculum directors (depends on course for adopted years) –Principals (1 HS/I Int/2 Elem)

13 Whitehouse ISD Approx. 4,600 students District IMA Team Members –Curriculum Director –Chief Financial Officer –Assistant Superintendent –Technology Director –Instructional Materials Coordinator

14 Dallas ISD Approx. 157,000 students, second largest in TX District IMA Team Members –Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning –Textbook Services Manager –Curriculum Department Directors –Education Tech Director –Instructional Coaches –Teachers from Content Areas

15 Questions/Open Discussion


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