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-> Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution

The Texas Constitution, Article VII, Section 3, requires that the State Board of Education (SBOE) set aside sufficient money to provide free textbooks for children attending the public schools in the state.  In accordance with this constitutional requirement and provisions of the Texas Education Code, each year a portion of the Available School Fund is set aside by the SBOE to purchase instructional materials.  Funds to be expended on instructional materials are appropriated by the Texas Legislature.

Textbook coordinators in each school district or charter school order materials needed by their school through an online system known as EMAT/EVI (Educational Materials/Educational Materials for the Visually Impaired).  The following links are provided to assist textbook coordinators in the textbook ordering process.



    Contact the Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology with questions or comments
    by e-mail, by phone at 512-463-9601 or by fax at 512-475-3612
    This page last updated April 15, 2010


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