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.
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 phone at 512-463-9601 or by fax at 512-475-3612
This page last updated
April 15, 2010