Chapter 66. State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials

Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Acceptable Condition of Public School Printed Instructional Materials, Electronic Instructional Materials, and Technological Equipment


66.1201. Printed Instructional Materials.

Printed instructional materials are considered to be in acceptable condition if:

(1)  the cover, binding, pages, spine, and all integral components of the instructional materials are wholly intact and the instructional materials are fully usable by other students; and

(2)  all components of the instructional materials are not soiled, torn, or damaged--whether intentionally or by lack of appropriate care--such that any portion of the content is too disfigured or obscured to be fully accessible to other students.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 66.1201 issued under the Texas Education Code, 31.104(d).

Source: The provisions of this 66.1201 adopted to be effective November 21, 2010, 35 TexReg 10220; amended to be effective July 23, 2012, 37 TexReg 5413.


66.1203. Electronic Instructional Materials.

Electronic instructional materials are considered to be in acceptable condition if:

(1)  all components or applications that are a part of the electronic instructional materials are returned;

(2)  the electronic instructional materials do not contain computer code (bug, virus, worm, or similar malicious software) that has been designed to self-replicate, damage, change, or otherwise hinder the performance of any computer's memory, file system, or software; and

(3)  the electronic instructional materials have not been installed with plug-ins, snap-ins, or add-ins without the prior approval of the school district.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 66.1203 issued under the Texas Education Code, 31.104(d).

Source: The provisions of this 66.1203 adopted to be effective November 21, 2010, 35 TexReg 10220; amended to be effective July 23, 2012, 37 TexReg 5413.


66.1205. Technological Equipment.

Technological equipment is considered to be in acceptable condition if:

(1)  the equipment is returned with the software and hardware in their original condition unless the school district authorized changes; and

(2)  the physical condition of the equipment has been cared for appropriately such that the equipment is not broken or damaged beyond cost-effective replacement or repair.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 66.1205 issued under the Texas Education Code, §31.104(d), as amended by HB 1332, 81st Texas Legislature, 2009.

Source: The provisions of this 66.1205 adopted to be effective November 21, 2010, 35 TexReg 10220.


For additional information, email rules@tea.state.tx.us.