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New Resource:

IMCAT's Best Practices
for Local Adoption

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IMCAT's Lunchtime Learning Webcast 5/19/17

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TO WATCH A RECORDING

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IMCAT Legislative Counsel Colby Nichols discusses the progress of the 85th Legislature as Texas lawmakers enter the homestretch...maybe.

PLEASE NOTE: Phone numbers mentioned in the webcast were only active for questions during the LIVE broadcast.

Brought to you by IMCAT with support from Follett.

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You're invited to join the new IMCAT Google Group. This online forum was created for instructional materials coordinators to share information, thoughts and ideas.

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House Bill 1295 has changed purchasing.
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the Resources tab.

Make sure you've covered all the bases when negotiating with a publisher. Click here for IMCAT's sample commitment letter.

Welcome to IMCAT's website!

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Both the Senate and House versions of the budget would reduce the amount of money going to the Instructional Materials Fund for the 2017-2018 biennium from the amount set aside by the State Board of Educaton. IMCAT is working with legislators to reverse this abandoment of the principles of 2011's Senate Bill 6. Contact your representative to let them know it's important to fully fund instructional materials. (To find out who represents you, go to www.capitol.state.tx.us, and enter your address in the field at the bottom right of the home page).


IMCAT Summer Institute Registration is now open!

The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas Annual Summer Institute - Instructional Materials 101 - features all the information you need to begin your school year. It's great for instructional materials professionals who are new to the process or for veterans who want a summer refresher.

Member (employee of Texas public school or open enrollment
charter school):
Cost: $65.00 Includes morning refreshments, lunch and materials

Nonmember (employee of Texas public school or open enrollment charter school):
Cost: $95.00 Includes morning refreshments, lunch, materials and 2017 IMCAT Membership

Representative of Commercial Enterprise
Cost: $225.00 Includes morning refreshments, lunch and materials
Commercial entities may also contact IMCAT at 512-251-8101 for sponsorship options.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 
 AND TO REGISTER TODAY!

Newly elected IMCAT Board members are, from left, Tony Black (Whitehouse ISD), President-Elect; Jeff Funderburgh (Birdville ISD); Frank Hernandez, III (United ISD), Susan Lenox (Plano ISD); Amy Melching (Georgetown ISD); Kelley Mosley (Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD); Greg Wright (Leander ISD); Derral Shelton (Splendora ISD), Alternate; and Misty Fisher (Duncanville ISD), Secretary.

For more photos and conference handouts, click to IMCAT's Conference App at http://my.yapp.us/IMCAT

Other Presentations:

Colby Nichols: 85th Legislature Preview

SBOE Member-Elect Keven Ellis: SBOE Legislative Goals


IMCAT Board adopts 2017 Legislative Goals

The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas Board of Directors has adopted its legislative goals for 2017.

The goals include:

• Support and encourage filing of legislation to restore additional funds for a Technology Allotment

• Support legislation to establish a study for efficiency in electronic instructional materials

• Propose and support legislation to clarify calculation of Instructional Materials Allotments

• Oppose legislation to raid the Instructional Material Fund to pay for broadband access

For a complete discussion of the goals, click here.


IMCAT Statement on the Effects of HB 1474

TEA Issues Letter to the Administrator Addressed Concerning HB 1474 and the Recent IMA