Texas Education Code
Sec. § 31.101
Selection and Purchase of Instructional Materials by School Districts


(a)

Each year, during a period established by the State Board of Education, the board of trustees of each school district and the governing body of each open-enrollment charter school shall:

(1)

for a subject in the foundation curriculum, notify the State Board of Education of the instructional materials selected by the board of trustees or governing body for the following school year from the instructional materials list, including the list adopted under Section 31.0231 (Commissioners List); or

(2)

for a subject in the enrichment curriculum:

(A)

notify the State Board of Education of each instructional material selected by the board of trustees or governing body for the following school year from the instructional materials list, including the list adopted under Section 31.0231 (Commissioners List); or

(B)

notify the State Board of Education that the board of trustees or governing body has selected instructional material that is not on the list.

(b)

In selecting instructional material each year, a school district or open-enrollment charter school may consider the use of open education resource instructional materials.

(b-1)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6, Sec. 67(8), eff. July 19, 2011.

(c)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6, Sec. 67(8), eff. July 19, 2011.

(c-1)

Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6, Sec. 67(8), eff. July 19, 2011.

(d)

For instructional material that is not on the list, a school district or open-enrollment charter school must use the instructional material for the period of the review and adoption cycle the State Board of Education has established for the subject and grade level for which the instructional material is used.

(e)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school that selects subscription-based instructional material on the list adopted under Section 31.023 (Instructional Material List) or electronic instructional material on the list adopted by the commissioner under Section 31.0231 (Commissioners List) may cancel the subscription and subscribe to new instructional material on the list adopted under Section 31.023 (Instructional Material List) or electronic instructional material on the list adopted by the commissioner under Section 31.0231 (Commissioners List) before the end of the state contract period under Section 31.026 (Contract; Price) if:

(1)

the district or school has used the instructional material for at least one school year; and

(2)

the agency approves the change based on a written request to the agency by the district or school that specifies the reasons for changing the instructional material used by the district or school.

(f)

The commissioner shall maintain an online requisition system for school districts to requisition instructional materials to be purchased with the districts instructional materials and technology allotment.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1407 (H.B. 4294), Sec. 5, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 49, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 50, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 67(8), eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 581 (S.B. 810), Sec. 28, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 705 (H.B. 3526), Sec. 18, eff. June 12, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 5.020, eff. September 1, 2019.
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