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Texas Schools Receive $1B for Tech, Instructional Materials

More than a dozen K-12 school districts in Texas will receive more than $10 million, while the largest allotment is $33.7 million.

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently notified public schools across Texas of their upcoming instructional materials and technology allotments (IMTA).

The IMTA funds total more than $1 billion for school years 2023-24 and 2024-25, according to budget documents.

These funds are spent via the state’s instructional materials ordering system, which is called EMAT, and they are determined by the TEA commissioner and the state legislative budget process, according to the agency website.

School districts with more than $10 million are:
  • Aldine ISD: $10,742,174
  • Austin ISD: $12,958,697
  • Conroe ISD: $12,375,873
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: $20,626,286
  • Dallas ISD: $25,331,609
  • Fort Bend ISD: $13,944,534
  • Fort Worth ISD: $12,950,350
  • Frisco ISD: $11,613,660
  • Houston ISD: $33,732,434
  • IDEA Public Schools: $13,253,429
  • Katy ISD: $16,262,915
  • North East ISD: $10,308,437
  • Northside ISD: $17,842,929
Technology services allowed under this funding include:
  • Providing access to tech equipment for instructional use
  • Inventory software or systems for storing, managing and accessing instructional materials
  • Software or the portion of a system that accesses instructional materials
  • Salary and other expenses for technical support personnel directly involved in learning
Hardware purchases allowed under this funding include desktops, laptops, charging carts, headphones, calculators and protective tablet cases.

Detailed lists of allowable and non-allowable spending are available at the State-Adopted Instructional Materials web page.

This article was originally published by Industry Insider — Texas, a sister publication of Government Technology.
Rae D. DeShong is a Dallas-based staff writer and has written for The Dallas Morning News and worked as a community college administrator.