Instructional Resources

State law closely regulates how textbooks are selected and funded, empowering the State Board of Education to select conforming and nonconforming texts.  Moreover, with ever-increasing technological options, traditional textbooks are only one of the many types of instructional material in use in schools.  The following are resources related to textbooks, instructional materials, and copyright.

Related Policies

Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies.  Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations.  For more information on textbooks and instructional materials, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:

CMD Instructional Materials Care and Accounting
EF Instructional Resources
EFA Instructional Materials
EFAA Selection and Adoption
EFB Library Media Programs
EFD Field Trips

Other Resources

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Instructional Materials and Educational Technology Website provides an overview of the state instructional material and educational technology requirements.
  • The U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology Website provides research and reports regarding the use of technology in public schools as well as grant programs and materials for teachers to use the Internet to reach out globally.