Texas Education Code
Sec. § 31.035
Supplemental Instructional Materials


(a)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, the State Board of Education may adopt supplemental instructional materials that are not on the list adopted under Section 31.023 (Instructional Material List). The State Board of Education may adopt supplemental instructional material under this section only if the instructional material:

(1)

contains material covering one or more primary focal points or primary topics of a subject in the required curriculum under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum), as determined by the State Board of Education;

(2)

is not designed to serve as the sole instructional material for a full course;

(3)

meets applicable physical specifications adopted by the State Board of Education;

(4)

is free from factual errors;

(5)

is suitable for the subject and grade level; and

(6)

is reviewed by academic experts in the subject and grade level.

(b)

The State Board of Education shall identify the essential knowledge and skills identified under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) that are covered by supplemental instructional material adopted by the board under this section.

(c)

Supplemental instructional material is subject to the review and adoption cycle provisions, including the midcycle review and adoption cycle provisions, of this subchapter.

(d)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school may requisition supplemental instructional material adopted under this section only if the district or school requisitions the supplemental instructional material along with other supplemental instructional materials or instructional materials on the list adopted under Section 31.023 (Instructional Material List) that in combination cover each element of the essential knowledge and skills for the course for which the district or school is requisitioning the supplemental instructional materials.

(e)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6, Sec. 67(5), eff. July 19, 2011.

(f)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school that requisitions supplemental instructional materials shall certify to the agency that the supplemental instructional materials, in combination with any other instructional materials or supplemental instructional materials used by the district or school, cover the essential knowledge and skills identified under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) by the State Board of Education for the subject and grade level for which the district or school is requisitioning the supplemental instructional materials.

(g)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6, Sec. 67(5), eff. July 19, 2011.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 445 (H.B. 188), Sec. 5, eff. June 16, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 38, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 39, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 67(5), eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 578 (S.B. 801), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017.
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