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New Resource:

IMCAT's Best Practices
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Newly Approved Adoption Cycle
The SBOE approved a new adoption cycle for foundation and enrichment subjects. The revised document can be found at THIS LINK

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House Bill 1295 has changed purchasing.
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Make sure you've covered all the bases when negotiating with a publisher. Click here for IMCAT's sample commitment letter.

Welcome to IMCAT!

Newly elected IMCAT Board members are, from left, Carol Bielke (San Antonio ISD); Laura Cruz (Magnolia ISD); Linda Gerhart (Barbers Hill ISD); Rosa Shelton (Houston ISD); Jill Dorland (Clear Creek ISD); Kim Slough (Abilene ISD); Lynn Grell-Boethel (Columbia-Brazoria ISD), Alternate; Wayne Schaper (Spring Branch ISD), President-Elect; and Cherie Crews (Keller ISD), Treasurer.

Outgoing IMCAT Pres. Rosa Ojeda passes the gavel to 2017-2018 President Tony Black during ceremonies at IMCAT's 26th Annual Conference, Dec. 6, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos.

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I.M. 2018: IMCAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Save the Date for I.M. 2018!

November 11-14, 2018
Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center
Galveston, Texas

Reminder: Only IMCAT events are eligible for reimbursement through
Technology and Instructional Materal Allotment funds.


IMPORTANT NEWS FROM TEA

Technology Lending Grant Opportunity

Grant funds are now available for the 2018–19 Technology Lending program. The request for application is available on the TEA Grant Opportunities website, and additional information can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=51539619256.


STRC Dates

The Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) will accept surplus braille and large-print instructional materials from November 6, 2017, through March 29, 2018. The STRC will be closed December 20, 2017, through January 2, 2018, for winter break and March 12, 2018, through March 16, 2018, for spring break.

Instructions for shipping surplus braille and large-print instructional materials, including out-of-adoption materials, to the STRC can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147487109.

If you have questions concerning this process, please contact leaann.lee@tea.texas.gov or debbie.gonzales@tea.texas.gov.


Proclamation 2019

The Proclamation 2019 webpage has been updated with the list of publishers that have submitted their intent to participate in the adoption process for Proclamation 2019


Proclamation 2019 Breakout Documents

The publisher portal has been updated with links to all breakout documents for Proclamation 2019.