Tag Archives: IMA

TEA Releases Information on 2014-2015 IMA

The individual school district amounts for the 2014-2015 Instructional Materials Allotment  have been released by the Texas Education Agency. Texas schools won’t be able to access these funds until September 1, 2014. This makes purchasing textbooks for the new school year … Continue reading

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Seliger’s Amendment on HB 5 Has Positive Impact on the IMA

Senator Kel Seliger offered an amendment to HB 5 in the Texas Senate on May 6th that would have a positive effect on a school district’s use of the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA). School districts will not receive their 2013-2014 … Continue reading

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SBOE SUGGESTS UP TO $790M DISTRIBUTION FOR TEXTBOOKS

The following article is published with permission from the Quorum Report UPDATE: As of April 26th, districts have spent $22,374,371 of the IMA on technology related purchases (items in which districts would have funded with their Technology Allotment).-Jennifer Bergland The State … Continue reading

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TEA Releases the District IMA List

TEA released a letter today that includes a link to the list with the school district’s Instructional Materials Allotment for the next two years. They are releasing 70% of the two-year allotment in 2011-2012 and will release the remaining 30% … Continue reading

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IMA Resources on tcea.org

New resources that will help wade through the new Instructional Materials Allotment(IMA), are now located on the new TCEA website. You can find more information on the following topics related to the IMA: Uses Funding Decision Making IMA Process Frequently … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials Per-Pupil Estimate

Post Update: The chart title was changed to make it clear that the estimates are for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.   On June 7th, I wrote a blog post in which I attempted to estimate how much money a … Continue reading

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SB 6 Going to Conference Committee

Different versions of SB 6 were passed by the House and the Senate during the First Special Session of the 82nd legislature. The Senate did not concur with the amendments that were added by the House so a conference committee … Continue reading

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HB 6 to be Heard in Senate Education Committee

HB 6, legislation that combines funds for textbooks and technology, will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, May 5th, at 8:30 AM.  The Senate version, SB 6, has already been approved by the Texas Senate. However, in … Continue reading

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